Goddess Benten Or Banzaiten

Japanese goddess of love Benten, sometimes Benzaiten. 

Benten is the ruler of love, music, and the arts, and is shown as a lovely lady with eight limbs riding a dragon. 

  • She is the cleansing force that shields humans from the darkness of the material world as a sea and water goddess. 
  • Benten is the patroness of artists, dancers, musicians, and geishas, and she encourages the judicious use of skills to their full potential. 
  • Her celebration, which brings good luck and romance, is held during the summer solstice in the numerous shrines that still exist in Japan.