IRURA – This goddess was the psychopomp of the Ainu pantheon.
She and her dog would guide a dead spirit from their gravepost in this world to whichever afterlife the fire goddess Fuchi had decreed the soul should be sent to, either for reward or punishment.
Souls being punished were not subjected to hellfire, like in many Western traditions, but were instead condemned to a realm of constant icy-cold rains.
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4 responses to “AINU GODDESS IRURA”
I like these less known goddesses.
I know how you feel!
Very awesome! The dog is the best part!
I’m a dog lover too!