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seriously? but there are 7,999,988 more to go. We'd better get started.
Also, I find it a tiny bit awkward for them to all say "the kami of this" and "the kami of that" ... Isn't there some way to avoid this repetition without making the grammar awkward? JC 13:08, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Stuff like "lord of" or "master of" instead? --OGoncho 18:24, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
I was thinking more along the lines of "Here is a list of various kami and what kind of things each has power over or represents.
Inari - rice, fertility, foxes"
So that way you don't have to repeat "the kami of X" over and over, instead putting that as part of the main list format, and thus not have to apply it to each kami...
I mean, in a "List of Lords" you wouldn't want to say "Name - Lord of Xplace" would you? You'd just say "Here are some lords and the land they have lordship over." and list them that way... At least, I'd think that, anyway. And you'd probably forgo putting "Lord" in front of each of their names, too. I mean, it just seems a bit ridiculous. :P Just trying to throw out some ideas - I'm not sure what would be best. JC 03:49, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, if you want to join in, by all means, feel free and join in.--み使いMitsukai 04:04, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
I think this page should have been called "List of Shinto deities."--22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:03, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
An emperor one day passed by a cat, which seemed to wave to him. Taking the cat's motion as a sign, the emperor paused and went to it. Diverted from his journey, he realized that he had avoided a trap that had been laid for him just ahead. Since that time, cats have been considered wise and lucky spirits. Many Japanese shrines and homes include a figurine of a cat with one pay upraised as if waving-hence Kami Neko. Problem is, I don't know which emperor. Help? Chris 02:00, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
I was under the impression that the directional guardians were also a kind of god, although I don't have any research/refrences available to me. Should this be looked into for an addition for the page? Or am I just being silly? A Public Computer