Kishi Bojin

Japanese - A Buddhist goddess, guardian of children. It is said that she was originally the demon-woman, Karitei-mo, who ate children. When she converted to Buddhism she became the protector of children and women in labour. At times, called Kishi Bojin, Kishimo-jin, Kishimo-jin, Karitei-mo, Karitei-mo, Kishimojin, Kishimojin, Chinese Ho-li Ti, Chinese Ho-li Ti, Hariti, Indian Hariti or Indian Hariti.

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