AINU GODS: THE THREE BROTHERS

AinuMy recent item about Ainu deities has proven so successful here’s a quick take on three of the lesser deities from the Ainu pantheon, the three brothers named Seremak, Urespa and Usapki.

SEREMAK – The patron god of vigor, vitality and general physical fitness. He had a flattened belly (“Six-Pack abs of the Gods!”), nine pairs of wings and wielded a sword and a spear made of mugwort.

URESPA – The deity who oversaw the rearing and training of children. He also played a role in maintaining the child’s health until they reached their teen years. In the event of a child suffering from a long illness effigies of him would be crafted and used in rituals to restore the child’s health.

USAPKI – The god who granted individuals sufficient skill at hunting and fishing. He is not to be confused with the actual goddesses of hunting and fishing. Usapki was a more personal deity invoked to refine one’s personal skill, like a coach.  

FOR THE TOP DEITIES OF AINU MYTHOLOGY CLICK HERE:   https://glitternight.com/2014/11/20/the-top-gods-in-ainu-mythology/

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2 responses to “AINU GODS: THE THREE BROTHERS

  1. This is my first time here! Nice to see such rare gods.

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