Many of the Japanese "Gods" were Made up by People in Power

Many people may think that there are too many gods’ names in the world. The truth is that many of the “gods” were made up by people in those days. Persons or family lines that possessed powerful authority made up many imaginary gods for the purpose of ruling the people or protecting a particular business world. They fabricated a lot of gods and their names.

Only the Imperial Household has been inheriting genes leading to the World of Gods since ancient times and has something to do with the creation of human beings by a certain spiritual being from outer space.

I feel that Tenson Korin(天孫降臨), the myth about the descent to earth of the grandson of the sun goddess, is a metaphor of gene conversion and that human beings originated from a gene coming from Mars, on which there is still a huge tomb that looks like the Emperor Nintoku Mausoleum. The size of the tomb on Mars may be more than 100 times larger.

In Japan, there has been a kind of custom, or a tragedy I think, since ancient times that those in power make people worship a human spirit as if it were a god. For example, a famous god named Nigihayahinomikoto(饒速日命)often appears in Japanese myths. There are still a lot of psychics or Shintoists who worship the god.

The Mononobe clan(物部氏), who was very powerful in the ancient Japanese governments, established their own new religion Mononobe Shinto, calling themselves descendants of the god. They had a strong influence on the national administration in those days. This kind of thing can happen in the modern society, too.

However, it can be said that Mononobe Shinto is one of the old, honorable schools of Shintoism.

Is Nigihayahinomikoto, a symbol of authority, a true god? The answer is No. There is no such a god in the World of Gods. It’s just a human spirit. I feel that he came to Japan from Korean Peninsula in ancient times and he was an armed warrior.

People living in the continent were basically hunting people and their weapons such as bows and arrows and spears were highly developed. Japanese people in those days were agricultural people with a sense of respect for harmony. So once in a battle, the ancient Japanese were defeated easily by hunting people.

It was the Mononobe clan that inherited the weapons from the continent and manufactured ones. They, as the arms manufacturer, ruled the Shinto world and became a magnate for a certain period of time in the history of Japan. A lot of Norito(祝詞), shinto prayers, were made up in this time.

You might wonder if this or that god is true or if it’s OK to visit this or that shrine. But don’t worry. As long as you devote gratitude for being kept alive to a god, any shrine is harmless, for a spiritual being in any shrine is mainly a local spirit of nature. It is nameless but a genuine spirit of mother nature and holy energy itself.

Local spirits of nature can reside in shrines of the Mononobe clan that observe the forms of ancient shinto. That is, names of gods in shrines are meaningless.

The true God is one and its holy energy appears in three ways. In this sense, you can say there are three types of gods. In Hinduism, they are called Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In Christianity, God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. And in Shintoism, Amaterasu-oho-mi-kami(天照太御神), Tsukuyomi(月夜見) and Susanoo(須佐男).

The Original God exists in each human being. Your emotions, such as joy, sadness and anger, are the appearance of the three gods. You can choose which emotion you show in life.

Live life taking good care of God inside.

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