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yaoyorozu-no-kami – 06 / 12 / 2014
yaoyorozu
no-kami
やおよどず
のかみ
八百万
の神
ya (8)
o (100)
yorozu (10,000, a myriad)
(Literally: 800 myriads or eight million – Both representations of an infinitely large number
no (possesive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

The 800 myriads of kami, or the eight million kami
akujin – kami that bring evil, disaster, or misfortune
araburu-kami – kami that bring afflictions
magatsuhi-no-kami – kami that bring about sin, pollution, or disaster
shi-yaku-jin – The Four Misfortune kami
yomo-tsu-kami – kami of the land of the dead

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