Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Umi no kami
Text God of the sea. The deity ruling the ocean, in fact considered to be three deities called Watatsumi no Kami. In popular belief, the dragon-god (ryûjin) is thought of as god of the sea and is worshiped at a festival around June. Among groups with ocean-related occupations, many taboos are placed on words (see imikotoba) and actions while at sea in an effort to avoid angering the god of the sea.