Far Eastern Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies of eastern Asia.
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ACINTYA m Indonesian Mythology
Derived from Sanskrit अचिन्त्य (achintya) meaning "incomprehensible, inconceivable". This is the name of the supreme god in Balinese Hinduism, sometimes called Sang Hyang Widhi or Sang Hyang Tunggal... [more]
AE-OYNA-KAMUY m Far Eastern Mythology
A KAMUY (god or spirit) in Ainu mythology. Described as a man encircled by smoke and flame, under which he wears a coat of bark, he is said to have taught humans domestic skills, earning him the moniker AYNURAKKUR ("father of humanity").
AMANCHUU -阿摩美久 f Far Eastern Mythology
Okinawan reading of Amamikyu, the traditional creator goddess of the Ryukyu Islands. Her name is derived from 阿 (a) meaning "a", 摩 (ma) meaning "to rub, chafe", 美 (mi) meaning "beauty" and 久 (yu) meaning "long time"... [more]
AMANOZAKO 天逆毎 f Japanese Mythology
The furious and monsterous goddess born from SUSANOO's pent up rage. Her name means "heaven opposing everything".
AMEKUSHIN-OTOME-ŌANKAMI 天久神乙女王御神 f Far Eastern Mythology
An alternative name for the Okinawan creator goddess AMANCHUU. Her name is derived from 天 (ame) meaning "heavens, sky", 久 (kyu) meaning "a long time", 神 (shin) meaning "spirit, deity", 乙女 (otome) meaning "daughter, maiden, virgin", 王 (ō) meaning "king", 御 (here read as 'an'), an honourific particle, and 神 (kami) meaning "spirit, deity".
AME-NO-UZUME 天宇受売, 天鈿女 f Japanese Mythology
Japanese goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry. Her name is derived from 天 (ame) meaning "sky, heavens", 宇 (u) meaning "roof, eaves, house" or "the whole world", 受 (zu) meaning "accept" and 売 (me) meaning "sell", or meaning "ornamental hairpen" and 女 (me) meaning "woman".
AMIDA m Japanese Mythology
The god to whom the Japanese turned at the moment of death.
ANGGRAINI f Indonesian Mythology, Javanese
Derived from Javanese anggara meaning "Tuesday", ultimately from Sanskrit अङ्गार (angara). In the Javanese version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, this is the name of a princess and the wife of Ekalavya.
ANTABOGA m Indonesian Mythology
Derived from Sanskrit अनन्त (ananta) meaning "infinite, endless" and भोग (bhoga) meaning "food, enjoyment, wealth". In Javanese and Balinese mythology this is the name of a snake deity who created the world.
APASAM-KAMUY m Ainu, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) of the threshold, often summoned for protection during changes of state.
APEMERUKOYAN-MAT-UNAMERUKOYAN-MAT f Far Eastern Mythology
Means "rising sparks fire woman" in Ainu. It is an alternate of KAMUY-HUCI.
ÂU CƠ f Far Eastern Mythology
From Sino-Vietnamese 嫗姬 (Âu Cơ) meaning "lady of the Âu Việt", the name of a group of ancient tribes that inhabited northern Vietnam and southern China in the 3rd century BC. In Vietnamese mythology, Âu Cơ is a fairy deity and the wife of Lạc Long Quân... [more]
AYNURAKKUR m Far Eastern Mythology
Means "father of humanity" in Ainu. It is an alternate name for AE-OYNA-KAMUY.
BÀ CHÚA XỨ f Far Eastern Mythology
The name of a Vietnamese goddess of business, health and the Vietnamese border. Her name is derived from bà chúa meaning "lady, a woman of wealth and luxury" and xứ meaning "country".
BAKU m Japanese (Rare), Japanese Mythology
The "Eater of Nightmares (a lion-headed ghost)" in Japanese Mythology. If you call for him, he will eat away your nightmares. It can also refer to a "Tapir", for its appearance. I've heard that in the Japanese language, Baku means "Command Esteem", "Receive or Gain", or "Win Acclaim".
BATARA GURU m Indonesian Mythology
From Indonesian batara meaning "god, deity", ultimately from Sanskrit भट्टार (bhattara), and guru meaning "teacher", ultimately from Sanskrit गुरु (guru)... [more]
BATARA SAMBU m Indonesian Mythology
From Indonesian batara meaning "god, deity" and sambu of uncertain meaning, possibly from Sanskrit शंभु (śambhu) meaning "sage, venerable man". In Javanese mythology, he is the god of teachers and a son of BATARA GURU.
BENZAITEN 弁才天, 弁財天 f Japanese Mythology
The name of a Japanese goddess, often considered to be the Japanese form of SARASWATI. Her name is derived from 弁 (ben) meaning "dialect, discrimination, petal", 才 (zai) meaning "ability, talent" or 財 (zai) meaning "property, riches, wealth" and 天 (ten) meaning "the sky, heavens".
CANGJIE m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
In Chinese mythology, Cangjie was a retainer of the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN) who invented written Chinese characters. According to legend, his invention caused ghosts to cry in the night and the sky to rain millet... [more]
CHANG'E 嫦娥 f Chinese Mythology
From Chinese 嫦娥 (Cháng'é) meaning "beautiful Chang", an altered form of the deity's original name 姮娥 (Héng'é) to avoid the taboo of sharing a homophonous name character with 2nd-century BC Emperor Wen of Han (personal name Liu Heng (劉恆))... [more]
CHANGQIN 长琴 m Far Eastern Mythology, Chinese Mythology
From a combination of the characters 长 (cháng, meaning “long”) and 琴 (qín, referring to the guqin or Chinese zither). This is the name of a mythological figure found in the Shanhaijing (山海经), or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
CHANGXIAN 常先 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 常(cháng, meaning “always” or “frequent”) and 先 (xiān, meaning “first”). Changxian was one of the prominent retainers serving the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN) along with FENGHOU and LIMU... [more]
CHIYOU 蚩尤 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
The name of a mythological tribal chieftain who famously opposed the Yellow Emperor. Various sources describe him as a horned humanoid with four eyes, six arms, and hoofed feet, with 81 brothers-in-arms... [more]
CHONGHUA 重华 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 重 (chóng, meaning “double”, “layered”) and 华 (huá, meaning “flower”, “luxuriance”). This was the supposed personal name of Emperor Shun, one of the Five Emperors said to have ruled in the early days of Chinese civilization... [more]
CHUMONG m Korean Mythology
Variant transcription of JUMONG.
CIKAP-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) of land and owls, often depicted as (to nobody's surprise) a great owl.
DAIKOKUTENNYO 大黒天女 f Japanese Mythology
The Japanese form of the goddess Mahakali or a feminine form of Daikokuten, the god of great blackness or darkness... [more]
DAL-NIM 달님 f Korean Mythology
In Korean mythology, she is the moon. She is the sister to the sun, HAE-NIM.
DEWI SRI f Indonesian Mythology
From Indonesian dewi meaning "goddess", ultimately from Sanskrit देवी (devi), and sri, a title of respect derived from Sanskrit श्री (shri)... [more]
DONGWANGGONG 东王公 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 东 (dōng, meaning “eastern”), 王 (wáng, meaning “royal”) and 公 (gōng, meaning “duke”, “lord” or “father”). Dongwanggong was the male counterpart of XIWANGMU who ruled in the east and was associated with Yang energy (as opposed to Xiwangmu’s Yin)... [more]
EHUANG f Far Eastern Mythology
Means "fairy radiance". In Chinese folk religion, she and her twin sister, Yuhing, are goddesses or spirits of the Xiang River.
ENENRA 煙々羅, 煙羅煙羅 m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese 煙 (en) meaning "smokey", 々, a ideographic iteration mark, indicating that the previous kanji should be repeated combined with 羅 (ra) meaning "lightweight fabric" or sometimes spelt as "enraenra" which is built from Japanese 煙 (en) meaning "smokey", 羅 (ra) meaning "lightweight fabric", 煙 (en) meaning "smokey" combined with 羅 (ra) meaning "lightweight fabric".... [more]
EOPSIN 업신 f Korean Mythology
The name of the goddess of storage and wealth in traditional Korean religion, who traditionally takes the form of a snake or weasel and protects the home. Her name is derived from 業 (eop) meaning "profession, work, job" and 神 (sin) meaning "god, goddess, spirit"... [more]
FEILIAN 飞廉,蜚廉 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
The name of a creature or deity in Chinese mythology who is consistently associated with the wind. According to one source it has the body of a bird and the head of a deer. Another source says it has the body and horns of a deer, the head of a sparrow, the spots of a leopard and the tail of a snake... [more]
FENGHOU 风后 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 风 (fēng, meaning “wind”) and 后 (hòu, meaning “after”). Fenghou was the prime minister during the reign of the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN)... [more]
FUDO m Japanese (Rare), Japanese Mythology
This is the god of fire and wisdom in Japanese mythology, and it has also become a rare name for males.
FUFEI 宓妃 f Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 宓 (fu, a surname) and 妃 (fei, meaning “concubine, consort”). More commonly known as Luoshen (洛神), Fufei is the goddess of the Luo River in Chinese mythology, first appearing in the Chuci (楚辞) or Elegies of Chu as the wife of the river god Hebo... [more]
FUXI 伏羲 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 伏 (fu, meaning “to lie prostrate”) and 羲 (xi, referring to the god himself). Fuxi is the twin brother and husband of NÜWA, one of the ancestors of humankind... [more]
GONGGONG 共工 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 共 (gòng, meaning “together”) and 工 (gōng, meaning “work”). Gonggong is a water god in Chinese mythology whose violent, subversive nature caused great disasters and floods... [more]
GOUMANG 句芒 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 句 (gou, meaning “hooked”) and 芒 (mang, meaning “awn”). Goumang is the Chinese god of wood who oversees the spring and the east, especially the rising place of the sun... [more]
GUANYIN 观音 f Chinese Mythology
Means "one who observes sounds" from Chinese 观 (guān) meaning "to observe, to view" and 音 (yīn) meaning "sound, tone", referring to the prayers and cries of those who need help... [more]
GǓN m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
In Chinese mythology, this is the father of Yu the Great (WENMING). He was the first person who tried to quell the Great Flood, but he failed and was either exiled or executed at Yushan (Feather Mountain)... [more]
HACHIMAN 八幡 m Japanese Mythology
Means "eight banners", from Japanese 八 (hachi) meaning "eight" and 幡 (man) meaning "flag, banner". In Japanese mythology, Hachiman is the god of archery, war, divination, and culture.
HAEMOSU 해모수 m Korean Mythology
A sun deity in Korean mythology. He is also the son of the god of Heaven, CHUMONG.
HAE-NIM 해님 f Korean Mythology
The sun in Korean mythology. She is the sister to DAL-NIM, the moon.
HARITI f Japanese Mythology
Hārītī (Sanskrit), also known as Kishimojin (鬼子母神?), is a Buddhist goddess for the protection of children, easy delivery, happy child rearing and parenting, harmony between husband and wife, love, and the well-being and safety of the family.
HASINAW-UK-KAMUY f Ainu, Japanese Mythology
Ainu goddess (KAMUY) of the hunt.
HEBO 河伯 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 河 (he, meaning “river”) and 伯 (bo, meaning “elder”, “earl” or “lord”). Hebo is the god of the Yellow River in Chinese mythology. He is attested as far back as the Chuci (楚辞) or Elegies of Chu, where he is described as a figure riding a dragon-powered chariot... [more]
HIKOBOSHI m Japanese, Astronomy, Japanese Mythology
This is the name of the star Altair in Japan. It literally means "Boy, Male Star". He's a mythological figure where he and his wife, ORIHIME (the Vega star), meet once every year on the 7th day of the 7th month... [more]
HIMIKO 卑弥呼, 卑彌呼 f Japanese Mythology
Meaning "sun daughter" or "sun child" or possibly "princess" in archaic Japanese. This is from Old Japanese hime (姫) meaning 'young noblewoman, princess', or from hi (日) 'sun' and me (女) 'woman' or miko (覡 or 巫女) 'shamaness, shrine maiden, priestess'... [more]
HOUTU 后土 f Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 后 (hou, meaning “queen”) and 土 (tu, meaning “earth”). Houtu was the Chinese goddess of the earth who regulated all life above ground. In earlier Chinese texts she was also a goddess of the underworld, but later she was absorbed into the Daoist religion and became one of the main deities assisting the rule of YUDI.
HOU YI 后羿 m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese 后羿 (Hòuyì) meaning "king Yi" or "monarch Yi". In Chinese mythology this is the name of a legendary archer and the husband of the moon goddess Chang'e.
HUAXU 华胥 f Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 华 (huá, meaning “flower”, “luxuriance”) and 胥 (xū, meaning “all, each and every”). In Chinese mythology this name is borne by the mother of FUXI and NÜWA... [more]
HYAKKIMARU 百鬼丸 m Japanese Mythology
abandoned by parents at birth, started fighting demons to get body parts back, Dororo, hes 16/17
INARI f & m Japanese, Japanese Mythology
Means "carrying rice" or "rice load" in Japanese.... [more]
IRAWAN m Indonesian, Indonesian Mythology
Indonesian form of IRAVAN. This is the name of a character in the Javanese version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, who is sometimes called Bambang Irawan.
IRESU-KAMUY f Far Eastern Mythology
Means ""people teacher"" in Ainu; alternate name of KAMUY-HUCI.
JINGWEI 精卫 f Chinese Mythology
From Chinese 精 (jīng) meaning "essence, spirit" and 卫 (wèi) meaning "guard, protect"... [more]
JIRAIYA 自来也, 児雷也 m & f Japanese Mythology, Popular Culture, English (Modern, Rare)
First used in the 1806 yomi-hon Jiraiya Monogatari (自来也説話) and then subsequently in the folklore Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari (児雷也豪傑譚), published as a series from 1839 to 1868, belonging to the main character who uses shape-shifting magic to morph into a gigantic toad... [more]
JIUFENG 九凤 m & f Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 九 (jiu, meaning “nine”) and 凤 (feng, meaning “phoenix”). This is the name of a deity mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经), or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
JOWANGSIN f Korean Mythology
The goddess of the fire and hearth in traditional Korean religion. Her name is derived from the hanja 竈 (jo) meaning "hearth, kitchen stove, kitchen", 王 (wang) meaning "great, king" and 神 (sin) meaning "god, goddess, spirit".
KAB YEEB f Far Eastern Mythology
Hmong form of GUANYIN. It may be derived from kab meaning "insect" or "path" and yeeb meaning "opium poppy".
KAGUTSUCHI 迦具土 m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese 迦 (ka), a phonetic character, 具 (gu) meaning "tool, means" and 土 (tsuchi) meaning "ground, earth, soil". In Japanese mythology, Kagutsuchi was the god of fire, as well as the son of IZANAGI and IZANAMI... [more]
KAGUTUTI m Far Eastern Mythology
Kagututi was the fire god of ancient Japanese mythology. His mother, Izanami, was killed while giving birth to him.
KAKUYAMA-NO-UNEO-NO-KONOSHITA-NI-ZASU-KAMI f Japanese Mythology
An epithet of the spring water goddess NAKISAWAME. It is derived from 香 (kaku) meaning "pleasant scent, fragrance", 山 (yama) meaning "mountain", の (no) meaning "of", 畝 (une) meaning "raised earth in a field" or "rib", 尾 (o) meaning "tail", "foot of a mountain" or "the end of something", の (no) meaning "of", 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood", の (no) meaning "of", 下 (shita) meaning "the below", 坐 (za) meaning "to sit, to bear fruit" and 神 (kami) meaning "god, deity, spirit".
KAMUY m & f Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Refers to a spiritual or divine entity in the mythology of the indigenous Ainu people of Japan. The term shares similarities with the Japanese word "kami" (神) in both phonology and meaning.
KAMUY-HUCI f Far Eastern Mythology
Ainu goddess (KAMUY) of the hearth. Also known as Apemerukoyan-mat Unamerukoyan-mat.
KANDAKORO-KAMUY m Ainu, Japanese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
God of the sky and prime originator in Ainu mythology.
KAZURAKINOTAKANUKAHIME 葛城高顙媛 f Japanese Mythology
In Japanese mythology, this is the name of the mother of Empress Jingū and the descendant of Amenohiboko... [more]
KENAS-UNARPE f Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Blood-sucking monster in Ainu mythology who primarily preys upon hunters.
KHANDROMA f Far Eastern Mythology
The Tibetian name for Dakini, a spirit or type of spirit in Vajrayana Buddhism. It is reported to mean "skygoer" and may be derived from the Sanskrit khecara, a term from the Cakrasaṃvara Tantra.
KIM-UN-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) of bears and mountains. Bears are a common feature in Ainu mythology and are often depicted as benevolent creatures.
KINA-SUT-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) of snakes, depicted as the brother of NUSA-KOR-KAMUY (occasionally, they are even regarded as the same entity).
KINTARO m Japanese Mythology
Variant transcription of KINTARŌ.
KISHIMOJIN 鬼子母神 f Japanese Mythology
The name of a Japanese protector goddess of children and child rearing who is sometimes also seen as a vicious demon of misery and unhappiness towards children and parents. Her name is derived from 鬼 (ki) meaning "ghost, evil spirit, demon", 子 (shi) meaning "child", 母 (mo) meaning "mother" and 神 (jin) meaning "god, deity, spirit".
KONOHANASAKUYA f Japanese Mythology
Konohanasakuya-hime is represents how delicate earthly life is in Japanese mythology and she is symbolized by the cherry blossom.
KONOHANASAKUYA-HIME 木花咲耶姫 f Japanese Mythology
The name belongs to the Japanese goddess of cherry blossoms.
KOTAN-KAR-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu creator deity, responsible for the creation of the human world, the six gods (KAMUY), and six underworlds.
KUAFU 夸父 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 夸 (kua, meaning “boast”) and 父 (fu, meaning “father”). Kuafu was a giant in Chinese mythology most well known for trying to chase or race with the sun... [more]
KUAN-YIN f Far Eastern Mythology
The Chinese goddess of compassion's name.
KUD m Korean Mythology
In Korean mythology, he is the personification of darkness and evil.
KUDAN f & m Japanese, Japanese Mythology
From Japanese 件 (kudan) meaning "matter", or more creatively translated as "human-faced bovine", is a yōkai which became widely known throughout Japan during the first half of the 19th century. The kanji used for Kudan can also come from Japanese 人 (hito) meaning "person" combined with 牛 (ushi) meaning "cow, bull"... [more]
KUSANAGI 草薙剣 m Japanese Mythology
(草薙剣) Full name is(phoneticly) is Kusanagi-No-tsurugi. The name originated from a legendary sword from the three Imperial Regalia of Japan. As well as Sessho-seki and Tonbogiri.... [more]
LẠC LONG QUÂN m Far Eastern Mythology
From Sino-Vietnamese 雒龍君 (Lạc Long Quân) meaning "Dragon Lord of the Lạc Việt", the name of a group of ancient tribes that inhabited northern Vietnam and southern China in the 3rd century BC... [more]
LÂM CUNG THÁNH MẪU f Far Eastern Mythology
The princess of the forest in Vietnamese mythology. Her name is derived from the Vietnamese reading of 林 (lâm) meaning "forest" 宮 (cung) meaning "palace, temple", 聖 (thánh) meaning "holy, sacred" and 母 (mẫu) meaning "mother".
LARASATI f Indonesian Mythology, Indonesian, Javanese
Means "deep" or "firm, strong, steadfast" in Indonesian. Larasati, sometimes called Dewi Larasati (or Dewi Rarasati), is an Indonesian goddess and the wife of Arjuna in the Javanese version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
LEIZU 嫘祖 f Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
In Chinese mythology, Leizu was the principal wife of the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN) and the inventor of sericulture. She is commonly worshipped in parts of Northern China as the “Silkworm Mother”.
LIỄU HẠNH f Far Eastern Mythology
A Vietnamese mother goddess. Her name is derived from liễu meaning "willow" and hạnh meaning "almond".
LIMU 力牧 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 力 (lì, meaning “strength”) and 牧 (mù, meaning “to herd”). In Chinese mythology this name belonged to one of the greatest retainers of the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN)... [more]
LINGLUN 伶伦 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
In Chinese mythology, Linglun was a retainer of the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN) who was said to have invented music. He made flutes that mimicked the songs of many bird species and devised the Chinese 5-tone music scale... [more]
LIYU 丽娱 f Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 丽 (lì, meaning “beautiful”) and 娱 (yú, meaning “amusement” or “to make happy”). In Chinese mythology Liyu was a secondary wife to the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN) who was said to have invented cooking... [more]
LUWU 陆吾 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
The name of a deity found in the Shanhaijing (山海经), or Classic of Mountains and Seas. It has the face of a human, the body of a tiger and nine tails. It acts as a groundskeeper for the supreme heavenly god Di, watching over his gardens on Mount Kunlun as well as the Nine Domains of Heaven.
MAGU 麻姑 f Far Eastern Mythology
The name of a taoist immortal associated with the elixir of life and protection of women. Her name is derived from 麻 (ma) meaning "cannabis, hemp" and 姑 (gu) meaning "aunt, maid, maiden".
MARICI f Japanese Mythology, Chinese Mythology
Marici is a deva or bodhisattva associated with light and the sun. She is known as Molizhitian (摩利支天) or Molizhitian Pusa (摩利支天菩萨) in China and Marishi-ten (摩利支天?) in Japan and in Tibetan as 'Odzer Canma, "Woman Endowed with Rays of Light" (Wylie: 'od zer can ma)... [more]
MAZU 妈祖 f Chinese Mythology
From Chinese 媽祖 (Māzǔ), derived from 妈 (mā) meaning "mother" and 祖 (zǔ) meaning "ancestor, forebear, grandparent". In Chinese mythology Mazu is a sea goddess and the deified form of a medieval Fujianese shamaness who was revered by seafarers and sailors.
MOSIRKARA-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) responsible for creating the Earth at the behest of (Kandakoro Kamuy).
MULAN 木兰 f Chinese Mythology
From Chinese 木蘭 (mùlán) meaning "magnolia". This is the name of a legendary female warrior featured in the Ballad of Mulan. In the poem, Mulan disguises herself as a man to take her ailing father's place when he is conscripted into the army.
MẪU THOẢI f Far Eastern Mythology
Vietnamese water goddess whose name is derived from mẫu meaning "mother" and thoải meaning "gentle, rolling".
MẪU THƯỢNG NGÀN f Far Eastern Mythology
Another name of the Vietnamese princess of the forest LÂM CUNG THÁNH MẪU. It is derived from mẫu meaning "mother", thượng meaning "upmost, higher" and ngàn a poetic term for "forest".
NAKISAWAME 泣沢女, 啼沢女, 哭沢女 f Japanese Mythology
The name of the Japanese goddess of spring water. Her name is derived from 泣 (naki) meaning "to weep", 啼 (naki) meaning "to wail, cry" or 哭 (naki) meaning "to cry, wail", 沢 (sawa) meaning "mountain stream, swamp, marsh" and 女 (me) meaning "woman".
NÜBA 女魃 f Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 女 (nü, meaning “female, woman”) and 魃 (ba, meaning “drought spirit”). This is the name of a mythological figure mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经), or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
NỮ-OA f Far Eastern Mythology
Vietnamese form of Nuwa.
NURIBOTOKE 塗仏 m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese 塗 (nuri) meaning "paint" combined with 仏 (botoke) meaning "Buddha". ... [more]
NUSA-KOR-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) of the dead who occasionally serves as a messenger to the other Kamuy.
NÜWA 女媧 f Far Eastern Mythology
The mother goddess in Chinese mythology. Her name is derived from 女 (nu) meaning "female, woman" and 媧 (wa), of uncertain origin which may simply refer to the goddess herself.
NUYING f Far Eastern Mythology
Means "maiden bloom". In Chinese folk religion, she and her twin sister, EHUANG, are goddesses or spirits of the Xiang River.
NYAI LORO KIDUL f Far Eastern Mythology
The name of an Indonesia sea goddess, also known as Queen of the Southern Sea. Her name is derived from the honorific nyai, loro meaning "two", and kidul meaning "south, southern"... [more]
OKINAGATARASHI 息長帯比売 f Japanese Mythology
In Japanese mythology, this was Empress Jingu's name before she took the throne. Her name is derived from the honorific o, meaning "breath", meaning "long, long time, everlasting, increasing", , refering to the obi on a kimono, or "belt, band", meaning "equal, match, comparison" and meaning "to sell".
ŌKUNINUSHI 大国主 m Japanese Mythology
Means "master of the great land", from Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great", 国 (kuni) meaning "country, land" and 主 (nushi) meaning "master, landlord".
OMOIKANE 思兼 m Far Eastern Mythology
Shinto god of wisdom and intelligence. His name means "serving one's thoughts."
OROCHI 大蛇 f Japanese Mythology
From Japanese 大蛇 meaning "big snake". In Mythology, this was the name of a serpent that demanded virgin sacrifices.
OTOHIME 乙姫 f Japanese Mythology
Means "luminous jewel" or "youngest princess". She was a goddess is Japanese mythology, also known as Toyotama-Hime.... [more]
PALK m Korean Mythology
In Korean mythology, he is the sun god and founder of the realm of light.
PANHU 盘瓠, 盤瓠 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 盘 (pan, meaning “plate”) and 瓠 (hu, meaning “gourd”). This is the name of a hound in Chinese mythology who possessed a five-colored pelt. He is considered the ancestor of several ethnic minorities in southern China, such as the Yao and She peoples.
PAUCHI-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) of insanity, said to plague humanity with stomach aches, seizures, and uncontrollable dancing.
PHOSOP f Far Eastern Mythology
Etymology unknown. This is the name of the Thai goddess of rice.
PHRA MAE THORANI f Far Eastern Mythology
Thai chthonic earth goddess. Her name is derived from พระ (phra), an honorific title, แม่ (mae) meaning "mother" and the Pali word dhāraṇī meaning "ground, earth".
QIANHUANG 乾荒 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 乾 (qián, a trigram symbol that represents “heaven”) and 荒 (huāng, meaning “wilderness, wasteland”). This is supposedly the personal name of ZHUANXU, one of the Five Emperors and grandson of the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN).
QIONGCHAN 穷蝉 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 穷 (qióng, meaning “to reach a limit” or “poor”) and 蝉 (chán, meaning “cicada”). This name was borne by one of the sons of ZHUANXU who was given ownership of the Gumu (姑幕) Kingdom... [more]
REPUN-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) of the sea, depicted as either an orca or a harpoon-wielding young man.
RUSHOU 蓐收 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 蓐 (ru, meaning “straw mat”) and 收 (shou, meaning “to gather” or “harvest”). Rushou is the Chinese god of metal who oversees the season of autumn and the west... [more]
SAKUYA 咲也, 咲哉, 咲弥, 朔夜, 朔椰 m & f Japanese, Japanese Mythology
As a unisex name, it can be used as 咲也, 咲哉, 咲弥, 朔夜 or 朔椰 with 咲 (shou, sa.ku, -zaki) meaning "bloom, blossom", 朔 (saku, tsuitachi) meaning "conjuction (astronomy), first day of the month", 也 (e, ya, ka, nari, mata) meaning "to be (archaic form)", 哉 (sai, kana, ya) meaning "alas, how, question mark, what", 弥 (bi, mi, amaneshi, iya, iyoiyo, tooi, hisashi, hisa.shii, ya, wata.ru) meaning "all the more, increasingly", 夜 (ya, yo, yoru) meaning "evening, night" and 椰 (ya, yashi) meaning "coconut tree."... [more]
SAMSIN HALMONI 삼신 할머니 f Korean Mythology
The name of the triple goddess of childbirth and fate in Korean mythology. It is derived from the hanja 三 (sam) meaning "three", 神 (sin) meaning "god, goddess, spirit" and 할머니 (halmoni) meaning "grandmother", an honourific term for goddesses highlighting their wisdom.
SANGIANG SERRI f Indonesian Mythology
From Indonesian sanghyang meaning "angel" and sri, a respectful title derived from Sanskrit श्री (śrī́) meaning "light, lustre, splendour". She is the Buginese goddess of rice and fertility and the equivalent of the Javanese, Balinese, and Sundanese deity Dewi Sri.
SEIŌBO 西王母 f Japanese Mythology
The Japanese name of the Queen Mother of the West, or XIWANGMU.
SEIRYŪ 青龍, 青竜, 青流, 清龍, 清竜 m Japanese, Far Eastern Mythology
This name combines 青 (shou, sei, ao, ao-, ao.i) meaning "blue, green," 清 (shou, shin, sei, kiyo.i, kiyo.maru, kiyo.meru) meaning "cleanse, exorcise, pure, purify, Manchu dynasty" or 聖 (shou, sei, hijiri) meaning "holy, master, priest, sage, saint" with 龍 (ryuu, ryou, rou, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial," 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial" or 流 (ryuu, ru, naga.su, -naga.su, naga.re, naga.reru) meaning "a sink, current, flow, forfeit."... [more]
SEONANGSIN 서낭신 f Korean Mythology
The name of the Korean goddess of villages, boundaries and war. Her name is derived from the hanja 城 (seong) meaning "city wall, fort, defensive wall", 隍 (hwang) meaning "dry moat" or "god of a city" and 神 (sin) meaning "god".
SHANGDI 上帝 m Chinese Mythology
Shangdi (Chinese: 上帝; pinyin: Shàngdì; Wade–Giles: Shang Ti), also written simply, "Emperor" (Chinese: 帝; pinyin: Dì), is the Chinese term for "Supreme Deity" or "Highest Deity" in the theology of the classical texts, especially deriving from Shang theology and finding an equivalent in the later Tian ("Heaven" or "Great Whole") of Zhou theology.
SHAOHAO 少昊 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 少 (shào, meaning “young”) and 昊 (hào, meaning “vastness” or “heaven”). In Chinese mythology, Shaohao was one of the Five Emperors, sage-kings who ruled during the early days of Chinese civilization... [more]
SHENNONG 神农, 神農 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 神 (shen, meaning “god” or “divine”) and 农 (nong, meaning “farmer”). This was the name of a culture hero in Chinese mythology who taught agriculture and herbology to humanity... [more]
SHIRAMBA-KAMUY m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (KAMUY) of vegetation. He is depicted as the brother of HASINAW-UK-KAMUY, the goddess of the hunt.
SILEWE NAZARATE f Far Eastern Mythology
Etymology unknown. This is the name of the moon goddess of Nias Island, Indonesia.
SUIZEI 綏靖天皇 m Far Eastern Mythology
Means "joyfully healthy peace" in Japanese. In Japanese legend, this is the second emperor of Japan, son of JIMMU.
SULASTRI f Indonesian Mythology, Javanese
From Javanese solatri, the name of a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia and Australia (genus Calophyllum). This is the name of a goddess and a wife of Arjuna in the Javanese version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
SUSANOWO 須佐之男 m Japanese Mythology
Alternate historical transcription of Japanese Kanji 須佐之男 (see SUSANOO).
TAIYOO 臺與 f Japanese Mythology
The name of a legendary queen regnant of Yamatai, successor of queen HIMIKO. Her name is derived from 臺 (tai) meaning "tower, lookout, platform" and 與 (yo) meaning "to give, award, provide".
TAKERU 猛, 武瑠, 武流, 武琉, 武留 m Japanese, Japanese Mythology
This name can be used as 猛 (mou, takeru) meaning "fierce, rave, rush, become furious, wildness, strength" or it can be used to combine 武 (bu, mu, take.shi) meaning "arms, chivalry, military, warrior", 丈 (jou, take, dake) meaning "length, jō (unit of length - equal to 3.03 metres), measure, Mr., Ms., height, stature, all (one has), only, that's all, merely" or 尊 (son, ta'to.i, touto.i, ta'to.bu, touto.bu, take) meaning "revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted" with 瑠 (ryuu, ru) meaning "lapis lazuli", 流 (ryuu, ru, naga.su, -naga.su, naga.re, naga.reru) meaning "a sink, current, flow, forfeit", 琉 (ryuu, ru) meaning "gem, lapis lazuli, precious stone" or 留 (ryuu, ru, to.meru, to.maru, todo.meru, todo.maru, ruuburu) meaning "detain, fasten, halt, stop."... [more]
THIÊN HẬU f Far Eastern Mythology
Vietnamese name of MAZU, derived from thiên meaning "sky, heaven" and hậu meaning "queen, empress".
TIANWU 天吴 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 天 (tian, meaning “heaven”) and 吴 (wu, referring to the Wu people of southeast China). This is the name of a deity found in the Shanhaijing (山海经), or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
TINGYAO 听訞 f Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
In Chinese mythology, Tingyao was the wife of the Flame Emperor (sometimes said to be SHENNONG). In some sources she is listed as an ancestress to ZHURONG and mother of JINGWEI.
TOKAPCUP-KAMUY f Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu goddess (KAMUY) of the Sun, said to have raised AE-OYNA-KAMUY.
TOYOTAMA-HIME 豊玉姫 f Japanese Mythology
The name of a goddess from the episode of the "Luck of the Sea and the Luck of the Mountain" in the Kojiki. Her name is derived from 豊 (toyo) meaning "abundant, lush", 玉 (tama) meaning "jewel, gem, ball" and 姫 (hime) meaning "princess".
TSUKUYOMI 月読 m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese 月 (tsuku) meaning "moon" and 読 (yomi) meaning "to read". In Japanese mythology, Tsukuyomi was the god of the moon, as well as the brother of AMATERASU and SUSANOO.
UNGNYEO 웅녀 f Korean Mythology
The name of a goddess involved in the Korean creation myth. Her name is derived from the hanja 熊 (ung) meaning "bear" and 女 (nyeo) meaning "woman".
USHIWAKAMARU 牛若丸 m Japanese Mythology
Ushiwakamaru is a combination of 牛 (ushi), meaning "cow, bull"; 若 (waka), meaning "young"; and 丸 (maru), meaning "round". Maru was also a common ending for young boys' names in feudal Japan. Thus "young bull", with maru denoting it's a young child... [more]
WANGSHU 望舒 m & f Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the Chinese character 望 (wàng) meaning "to gaze" combined with 舒 (shū) meaning "comfortable, easy". ... [more]
XIAOMING 宵明 f Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 宵(xiāo, meaning “the early part of nighttime”) and 明 (míng, meaning “brightness, radiance”). This is the name of a goddess mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
XIHE 羲和 f Far Eastern Mythology, Chinese
A Chinese sun goddess, mythologically she was the wife of Emperor Jun, and once the 'mother' of ten suns, in the form of Three-legged birds, residing in a mulberry tree in the eastern sea named Fusang... [more]
XINGTIAN 刑天 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 刑 (xing, meaning “punishment”) and 天 (tian, meaning “heaven”). This is the name of a mythological figure who appears in the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
XIWANGMU 西王母 f Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 西 (xi, meaning “western”), 王 (wang, meaning “royal”) and 母 (mu, meaning “mother”). Xiwangmu is one of the oldest and most important goddesses in Chinese mythology, with evidence of her cult dating back to the Shang Dynasty (c.1600 - 1046 BCE)... [more]
XUANMING 玄冥 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 玄 (xuan, meaning “dark, mysterious”) and 冥 (ming, meaning “murky” or “sea”). This is a byname of YUQIANG, the Chinese god of the north, winter and water.
XUANXIAO 玄嚣 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 玄(xuán, meaning “dark”, “mysterious” or “black”) and 嚣 (xiāo, meaning “noise”). This is the supposed personal name of SHAOHAO, one of the Five Emperors who ruled in the early days of Chinese civilization.
YÁOCHÍ JĪNMǓ 瑤池金母 f Far Eastern Mythology
Alternative name or epithet of the Queen Mother of the West, which translates to "Golden Mother of the Nacre Lake" or "Golden Mother of the Mother-of-Pearl Lake".
YAOJI 瑶姬 f Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 瑶 (yao, meaning “beautiful jade”) 姬 (ji, meaning “princess” or “noble woman”). Yaoji is the goddess of Wushan, a mountain in southern China. Some sources say that she was a daughter of the Flame Emperor, while later ones incorporate her into the Daoist religion by making her a daughter of XIWANGMU.... [more]
YINGLONG 应龙 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 应 (yìng, meaning “responding, heeding”) and 龙 (lóng, meaning “dragon”). This is the name of a dragon that appears in several Chinese mythological texts, including the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
YINGZHAO 英招 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 英 (ying, meaning “flower”) and 招 (zhao, meaning “to summon, to beckon”). This is the name of a deity mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
YUDI 玉帝 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 玉 (yu, meaning “jade”) and 帝 (di, meaning “emperor”). In Daoist mythology, Yudi is the supreme ruler of the cosmos who has authority over heaven, earth and hell... [more]
YUQIANG 禺强 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
Also known as Yujiang (禺疆) and Yujing (禺京). He is the god of water who oversees the season of winter and the north, and resides in the North Sea. He is described as having a human face and bird’s body, standing astride two red snakes and wearing two green snakes as earrings... [more]
YUSHKEP-KAMUY f Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu goddess (KAMUY) of spiders. She often assists NUSA-KOR-KAMUY in his tasks.
ZHUANXU 颛顼 m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
In Chinese mythology, Zhuanxu is the grandson of the Yellow Emperor (XUANYUAN) and one of the Five Emperors, sage-kings who ruled in the early days of Chinese civilization... [more]
ZHUGUANG 烛光 f Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 烛 (zhú, meaning “shining, torch-like”) and 光 (guāng, meaning “light”). This is the name of a goddess mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
ZHULONG 烛龙 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 烛 (zhu, meaning “shining, torch-like”) and 龙 (long, meaning “dragon”). According to the Shanhaijing (山海经), this was a deity who lived on Mount Zhong in the far north... [more]
ZHURONG 祝融 m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 祝 (zhu, meaning “to pray”) and 融 (rong, meaning “to melt” or “brightness”). This is the name of the Chinese god of fire who oversees the south and the season of summer... [more]