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Inari

[in-uh-ree, -ahr-ee; Finnish ih-nah-ri] /ˈɪn ə ri, -ɑr i; Finnish ˈɪ nɑ rɪ/
noun
1.
Lake, a lake in NE Finland. About 500 sq. mi. (1295 sq. km).
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  • There, too, is his enemy the Inari fox, who is kind of heart.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • Inari, as we have already found, is often extremely benevolent.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • Inasmuch as rice is the most important and necessary product of Japan, the honours which Inari Sama receives are extraordinary.

    Tales of Old Japan

    Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
  • Inari not infrequently rewards human beings for any act of kindness to a fox.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • One legend informs us that a woman who had been married many years and had not been blessed with a child prayed at Inari's shrine.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • The beggar was none other than Inari himself, and the woman's generosity was rewarded in due season by the birth of a child.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • Inari had assumed the shape of a spider and priest in order to teach the once mean old man a lesson.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • At midnight I dreamt that a cedar twig was thrown into the room as a token bestowed by the Inari god.

  • In those days it was the custom for the person who wished to be favoured by the Inari god to crown his head with a twig of cedar.

  • An Inari shrine in a plum grove offered no particular interest, beyond recent inclosure showing a neighbour's hand.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville

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