Why does Japan have 8 million (countless, innumerable, infinite) kinds of gods and monsters?
I have read articles from folklorists about Japan and they say "By official count Japan is haunted by eight million gods and monsters, although in Japanese “eight million” is a euphemism for “countless, innumerable, infinite”
But they never seem to know why?
- HindusufiLv 73 weeks ago
That's the Shinto religion. Does it really matter?
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
older religions like Shinto had many gods and deities. That religion is a couple thousands years old and deals with ancestors.
By the time you get to the 21st century most stories have been watered down or forgotten.
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 74 weeks ago
You say that as if folklorists are some kind of scientific discipline.
- KennyBLv 71 month ago
Same reason 'we' have zombies. Imagination is limitless.