U: Ukemochi

U: Ukemochi

Uke Mochi is the Shinto goddess of food. She famously prepared a feast consisting only of foods that issued from her body: rice and fish from her mouth and woodland game from her anus. Her guest, Tsuki-yomi, the moon god, was less than thrilled with her method of preparation. He slew Uke Mochi for what he perceived as her insult to him. Even in death, Uke Mochi provided; all the different parts of her body burst forth into foods.