ujigami

in the Shint religion of Japan, the tutelary deity of a village or geographic area. The meaning of ujigami has undergone considerable evolution over ... [3 related articles]
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Ujigami

An 氏神 is a guardian god or spirit of a particular place in the Shinto religion of Japan. The ujigami was prayed to for a number of reasons, including protection from sickness, success in endeavors, and good harvests. == History == The ujigami is thought to have been believed in only since the eighth century. In its current form, the term ujiga...
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