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"Thou art I... and I am thou... From the sea of thy soul, I cometh... I shall lend you my strength..."
—Seimen Kongou, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Seimen Kongou is a Persona in the series.

History

Seimen Kongou, also known as Shoumen Kongou (青面金剛) is a Rakshasa of Hindu lore and a protector deity in Japanese Buddhist lore. The first record of Seimen Kongou comes from the Darani Jikkyou, a 7th-century text. He originally caused disease and suffering, but he rededicated himself to protect from the ills he once caused. He often appears as a blue deity with four arms who carries a three-pronged vajra, a staff, a wheel, and a coiled rope. The four objects represent various things: the Vajra represents the indestructible power of Buddhism; the staff is a ceremonial tool; the wheel represents Buddha's teachings; and the rope is a hunting weapon that symbolizes power over evil.

Seimen Kongou began to mix with Taoism during the Kamakura period, which caused him to become a deity of the cult of Koushin. The Koushin believed that on the eve of the new year, before leading to the year of the monkey, it was very easy to have your life cut short. To prevent this, they would gather scrolls of Seimen Kongou or Sarutahiko to hold a celebration. They remained awake all night in front of statues of the three monkeys; See no evil, Speak no evil, hear no evil.

Appearances

Profile

Megami Ibunroku Persona

"A being originated from the syncretism of the Taoist Koshin and the Dosojin Sarutahiko. Originally a demon who spread disease, he and his 9,000 servants would consume the souls, flesh, and blood of humans. He later decided to redeem himself and began to heal people from sickness and epidemics. Seimen Kongou is commonly depicted with blue skin, four arms, and a sword, while grabbing the hair of an evil bug disguised as a human who shortens people's lifespans, and trampling an evil demon under his foot.
It was during the Heian period (794-1185) that Seimen Kongou was first introduced to Japan, but it wasn't until the end of the Muromachi period (1336-1573) that knowledge of him became widespread. During the Edo period (1603-1868), it became popular to portray him in stone monuments as a servant of the three wise monkeys that embody the concept of "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.""
—Persona World

Seimen Kongou is the initial Persona of the Protagonist. He can be recreated in the Velvet Room, but has Worst affinity for everyone but the protagonist. When Seimen Kongou is returned to the Velvet Room at MAX Rank, he will yield a St Incense.

Stats

Megami Ibunroku Persona

Seimen Kongou P1.png
Arcana Type Subtype Level SP cost Returns °
Emperor Element Prayer 5 4 St Incense
MAtk MDef
Strength 12
Vitality 8
Dexterity 5
Agility 11
Luck 9
65 46
Affinity Protagonist
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
- - - - - - - - - - - 1.5× - -
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
24 24 ½Rf - 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× - - - - 34 14
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Garu Light Wind damage (1 foe)
3 Delyte Inflicts Blind status (area)
4 Makajam Inflicts Mute status (area)
5 Pulinpa Inflicts Panic status (area)
7 Magaru Light Wind damage (all foes)
8 Spin Kick Light Tech damage (1 foe)


Quotes

Revelations: Persona

  • "I'm you, you're me. I have emerged from your soul. I can help you." (Upon awakening)

Gallery


Fool Arcana Tenjiku Tokubei - Narukami - Kamakura Gongoro
Magician Arcana Houri - Urvashi - Cu Chulainn - Hermod - Varuna - Frey - Hanuman - Ildanach
Priestess Arcana Maso - Ame no Uzume - Sati - Hathor - Urdr - Tensen Nyannyan - Usas - Verdandi - Laksmi - Skuld
Empress Arcana Mokosh - Arianrhod - Brigid - Seioubo - Durga - Ishtar - Kali
Emperor Arcana Seimen Kongou - Airgetlam - Brahma - Marduk - Odin - Baal - Amen Ra - Vishnu
Hierophant Arcana Yama - Aizen Myouou - Shouki - Ogma - Take-Mikazuchi - Thor - Fuhedi Mergane - Indra
Lovers Arcana Pixie - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack
Chariot Arcana Ogun - Gozu-Tennou - Hokuto Seikun - Seiten Taisei - Susano-o - Shiva
Strength Arcana Otohime
Hermit Arcana Fuutai - Aonbarr - Byakko
Fortune Arcana Cerberus
Justice Arcana Nemhain - Triglav - Macha - Verethragna - Morrigan - Tyr - Bishamonten - Pallas Athena
Hanged Man Arcana Barbatos
Death Arcana Hel - Ankou - Mot
Temperance Arcana Anubis - Genbu
Devil Arcana Bres - Beelzebub - Lucifer
Tower Arcana Nyarlathotep - Amatsu Mikaboshi
Star Arcana Janus
Moon Arcana Lilim - Succubus
Sun Arcana Bennu - Vidofnir - Yatagarasu - Suzaku - Garuda
Judgement Arcana Nike - Phaleg - Azrael - Armaiti - Yamaoka - Michael - Satan - Vohu Manah
World Arcana Quetzalcoatl - Illuyanka - Seiryuu - Mucalinda - Shokuin
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