Amatsu-Mikaboshi is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe, a supervillain and demonic god of evil who is best known as an enemy of Hercules. He is based on the Mikaboshi of Japanese mythology and the god of the Japan race known as the Yomi, and speaks only in haiku.
Amatsu-Mikaboshi first appeared in Thor: Blood Oath #6 (February 2006), and was adapted from mythology by Michael Oeming and Scott Kolins.
The character subsequently appears in Ares #1-5 (March-July 2006), and The Incredible Hercules #117-120 (May-August 2008).
According to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe's profile on Mikaboshi, billions of years ago, the Shinto gods Izanagi and Izanami ventured into a formless world that was dominated by a dark, primordial void where the ancient force of nature known as Amatsu-Mikaboshi existed and reigned alone. The divine couple began to populate the world with living creatures as well as lesser Amatsu-Kami who later came to be worshipped as gods by the inhabitants of Japan, which enraged Mikaboshi. His attempts to topple the fledgling Amatsu-Kami pantheon were foiled, and Mikaboshi was force to descend to the netherworld of Yomi, where he remained for centuries.
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