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12 Devas

12 Devas

In Japan these align with the 12 Directions


12 Devas
Up Bon, Heaven Brahman Bonten
East Taishaku Indra Taishakuten is Leader of the Gods
SE Ka, Agni
South Emma, Yama
SW Rasatsu, Nairiti, Raksasa
W Sui, Varuna Sui-ten = Water deva
NW Fu, Marut, Vayu
N Bishamon, Kubera, Vaisravana. He is said to live half way
down Sumeru accompanied by Yasha (Yaksa) and
Rasetsu (Rakasasa)
NE Ishana, Isana =Siva
Nit Sun, Surya, Aditya
Gat Moon, Candra
Ji Earth, Prihivi, Downward Direction

Japanese version adds -ten: e.g. Emma > Emma-ten
Cf. 12 Deva Guardians

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