Japanese Mythology, Spirits and Deities

Admete: Daughter of King Eurystheus or Oceanid Nymph

Admete, daughter of King Eurystheus Admete (or Admeta) is the daughter of Eurystheus and Antimache. Heracles was obliged by her father King Eurystheus to fetch for her the girdle of Ares, which was worn by Hippolyte, queen of the Amazons. (Apollod. 2.5.9.) According to Tzetzes (ad Lycophr. 1327), she accompanied Heracles on this expedition. There was …

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Minamoto no Yorimitsu or Raiko: Legendary Demon Slayer

Raiko was a legendary archer and hero during the reign of Emperor Murakami, who killed numerous demons during his career (948–1021). His original name was Minamoto no Yorimitsu, and though of the bushi (warrior) class (that is, not aristocrat in Heian Japan), he was appointed to several governorships. He was approached in a dream by …

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