The power of the five myojin was dwarfed only by O-Kagachi, the kami of all things. Each has aspects of one of the different colors of magic and of the five fundamental forces of the world: justice, knowledge, power, passion and creation. For example, the Myojin of Night's Reach is black mana, and all black-aligned kami are aspects of her.
When the Kami War began, Kamigawa's denizens prayed to the Myojin, hoping that the greatest kami had not turned against them, but due to Konda's crime, the Myojin too were in such throes of chaos and anger that they couldn't begin to communicate the nature of that crime: like all other kami, the Myojin turned against the material world.
The five myojin are as follows:
- Myojin of Cleansing Fire
- Myojin of Seeing Winds
- Myojin of Night's Reach
- Myojin of Infinite Rage
- Myojin of Life's Web
Note on the creature type
Mark Rosewater has stated that the Myojin-cycle can be seen as the precursor to the Theros Gods. If they had been designed under the current design vision, the cards would have been creature type God, probably Spirit God (or God Spirit).
- Wizards of the Coast (April, 2005). "Ask Wizards - April, 2005". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Champions of Kamigawa, fat pack booklet.
- Magic Arcana (March 24, 2005). "Honden and Myojin". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (January 21, 2018). "Trivia on Myojinn of Night's Reach?". Blogatog. Tumblr.