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by Micha F. Lindemans
One of the Japanese gods of thunder. Raijin is depicted as a muscled man carrying a series of drums, which he uses to make the rumbling sound of thunder. According to some legend, he and Fujin were originally demons who opposed the gods. The great Buddha ordered his army to capture them. After a severe battle between the two demons and 33 gods, the demons were captured and converted.

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