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I've read some of the more well known ones like Izanagi and Izanami...Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo, and Orochi... I mostly want to know about the Shinto side but Japanese Buddhism legends are good too. I know about Hotei/Budai on that end. Mostly, because I have to remind people that though he is a Buddha he's not Siddhartha Gautama.

"Are there any sort of chief pantheon, a la the Olympians, in Japanese mythology? Who do they consist of?" This question but you don't have to add in the former gods I've listed. Nothing fancy.

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    This isn't really a good place for story recommendations. Maybe try using the chat?. – user62 Mar 8 '16 at 22:58
  • I voted to close this, however, I think with some tweaking it could work. I'll try giving it a thorough edit later and hopefully making this fit the StackExchange format. – C. M. Weimer Mar 8 '16 at 23:32
  • I'm just looking for more myths to learn more about how the Japanese tied them into their religion..? Its like asking for Greek myths to learn more about the Olympians. People can list of lots of Greek gods and their stories... I'm asking the same of Japanese gods....but I guess if someone feels like they need to change the question.. be my guest. – Kyoumimasu Mar 9 '16 at 4:47
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    @Hush564 The problem is that it is too broad and too based on personal opinions. An example of the sort of questions we usually want here is something like, "Does Japan have a creation myth and if so what is it?" Or perhaps, "Are there any sort of chief pantheon, a la the Olympians, in Japanese mythology? Who do they consist of?". You could you list some deities and ask how they are related, too; but asking for a family tree of the entirety of Shinto gods is a bit daunting. – Semaphore Mar 9 '16 at 10:12
  • @Semaphore I know of the creation story. I want the lesser known stories. Even if I put in "Are there any sort of chief pantheon, a la the Olympians, in Japanese mythology? Who do they consist of?" THAT is almost the same exact thing that I am asking for. A list of gods that people can pull from the top of their heads. I'm not asking for hours of research. Just interesting stories that I can go look up. Directing me to better sites a wiki page. – Kyoumimasu Mar 11 '16 at 20:52

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