Benten was the Fortune of Romantic Love and one of the Seven Fortunes.

Benten was a woman of indescribable beauty, who used to held a gleaming biwa in her hands which she could calm any mortal’s soul. Her gown seemed woven from the roiling sea. She was the only female among the Seven Fortunes, but appeared to be their spokesperson on the rare occasions when they appeared together.

Blessings and Curses
Benten was not a spiteful Fortune, and often assisted those she had cursed in order to make their lives a bit easier. Both the blessed and cursed of Benten had interesting social lives, if not always successful ones.

Temples to Benten
Monks that served the temples to Benten were allowed to marry and had families.


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