Okikurumi Minamoto Yoshitsune

Late Japanese tradition identifies the Japanese commander Okikurumi Minamoto Yoshitsune (1159-89). On this basis, we can assume that the myths about it have arisen during the period greatest contact with the Japanese Ainu. Most of the other deities mentioned only in myth. On them are known only to the names (describing their function, which is typical for Japanese and other mythologies), at least – a summary of their activities. Despite the paucity of myths, there was clear separation of deities on good and evil (in Japanese mythology, unlike am, the weak and unclear). Good god mostly heavenly origin. Invisible, they inhabit the celestial worlds, the underworld gods Kamuy mosiri, terrestrial mountains. Led by their supreme god Paz kamuy.

Good deities were considered Aioyna, Tureshmat, Okikurumi, the gods of the sun, moon, goddess of fire Fuji () Chuf-kamuy (ie, "God of light"), which, according to the myth lives on the moon, and during each lunar month of living a new life: born, grows, old and dying. Siniseranguru (ie, "those who descended from the highest heaven") manages the thus the higher heavenly world. With him lived his wife Sinisiranmat. Toikurupunikuru and Toikurupunimat ("the one and the one who raised his face from the land") – the deity of vegetation. -roguru ("he who has a bowl of water") – god of water. It was believed that he is the people of the mountains as a big black cloud. The deity of water and vegetation are probably the most later. Considered good and Tai kamuy – deity of earthquakes (which occur should he just move a finger).