八坂 神奈子 (やさか かなこ)
The "Avatar of Mountains and Lakes" (山坂と湖の権化).
Final boss of Touhou game number 10, Mountain of Faith. In canon appearance, she has short purple hair, wears a mirror on her chest, has a circular shimenawa floating behind her back. Her weapon is the onbashira.
She is the goddess of the Moriya Shrine after defeating Moriya Suwako a long time ago, her symbol is a snake as signified by the shimenawa, which she adopted to symbolize her victory over the frog-themed goddess Suwako. Some artists take the snake symbolism much further, such as depicting Kanako with slit pupils, a long and/or forked tongue, and even as a lamia. Her true power is dominion over wind and rain. Due to her estimated age and imposing appearance, she is jokingly a member of the Old Maids Alliance.
- Touhou Wiki article
- Moriya Suwako - fellow goddess of the Moriya Shrine
- Kochiya Sanae - shrine maiden of the Moriya Shrine
- Reiuji Utsuho - hell raven who she had given godly power to
- snake-eyed Kanako - A generally young version of Kanako with snake-eyes.
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