Pinnacle of Native Gods (Faith)
The usual outfit of Suwako from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain. Her clothes are decorated with pictures of frogs.
Satsukiame (a Touhou LW original) refers to the rainy season. An apt temperament for Suwako, who somehow ended up with a deep connection with frogs. Suwako is endowed with Earth Phase, since she creates earthiness, and Moon Essence, as a god who watches over.
The ability of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain (a Touhou LW original). It seems to be essentially the same as our version of Suwako's ability. However, the Suwako of our world wasn't directly involved with the disturbance caused by Moriya Shrine entering Gensokyo because she was asleep at the time... The relationship between Suwako and Kanako is complex and cannot be easily described. But knowledge of some aspects of their relationship might be necessary to understand the current state of this world. It is safe to say that Suwako and Kanako have a solid cooperative relationship within the religious system of Moriya Shrine, as can be seen by their divine abilities. The two share the ability to create, which is a power only possessed by those with an extremely high level of divinity. However, Suwako only creates Kun, and Kanako only creates Qian. Kun and Qian are two of the Eight Trigrams representing earthliness and heavenliness, respectively. Kun and Qian are opposites. It is true that Suwako is a god of the earth who presides over water and crops, and Kanako is a god of the sky who descended from the heavens and presides over the wind. However, Suwako is also a god of the sky who controls the power of the unseen void, and Kanako is also a god of the earth who controls mountains and hills. This clearly shows that they purposefully divide their responsibilities while competing against each other and that these two gods are fundamentally two sides of the same coin. From Suwako's perspective, Kanako is a hostile god who invaded her country. However, if one unravels the mythology of Kanako, she is also a god who was expelled from the country she founded. Both of these gods share the experience of being attacked and defeated by a newer god. This may have influenced Moriya Shrine's entry into Gensokyo. At least for the two gods of this world. The primal nature god connected with the indigenous mythology and a newly emerged warrior god who was forced to leave her country... The strange fusion of these two gods has created a powerful belief system different from other regions. Sanae, a descendant of this system, is Moriya's best and may have originally been a miracle of hope that would show a new and improved version of faith...
The Spread Shot of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain (a Touhou LW original). This attack recreates Suwa's divine water. The entire area of Suwa is blessed with plentiful water. When the Moriya Shrine was located in the outside world, the shrine was probably worshiped for its water. The clean and abundant water is a blessing from the gods that has sustained life in the past and continues to do so in the present.
The Focus Shot of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain (a Touhou LW original). This attack reveals a glimpse of her authority as a god of agriculture. Mountains and paddies conflict in terms of agriculture, but they are also connected by water. The raging god of destruction and the gentle god of blessings are two sides of the same coin, like a mother who raises her children.
A Spell Card of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain. This attack recreates an ancient war between the gods. The battle between Kanako and Suwako is thought to have been a battle of iron manufacturing techniques. Suwako's iron ring represents primitive low-temperature iron manufacturing using lake iron. In contrast, Kanako's wisteria branch represents the advanced high-temperature tatara smelting method, where iron sand is sorted using a wisteria colander. This could be interpreted as a battle between Suwako, the water and earth god who bestows the blessing of lake iron, and Kanako, the wind and mountain god who bestows the blessing of wind for the tatara furnace. Since ancient times, technology has also been a form of divine authority.
A Spell Card of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain. She uses her authority as the highest tier native deity to command the Mishaguji in this attack. There are various theories about the name and appearance of the Mishaguji, indicating that they are deities who have been worshiped in many places for a long time. They are also believed to be primordial gods that didn't initially have any forms. Suwako, who controls the Mishaguji, would likewise be a god who has deeply influenced the way people believe in and worship deities. Native gods are the ones who ask people the fundamental question... ''What is faith''? Their curses are just a means to this end.
The Last Word of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain (a Touhou LW original). In this attack, she shows one of her other name's divine power. It is quite common for gods to have various names. It is thought that they are not merely different ways of saying the same name or errors from having the name passed down through oral tradition... Each name represents different aspects of the god's power and authority. The name ''Mishakuja'' means ''Great Red Serpent'' and indicates that this god is both auspicious and terrifying. Suwako was originally worshipped as a dragon serpent god, but this aspect was seized by Kanako when Kanako defeated her. Suwako is not a god of frogs.
The priests who have inherited the shrine are the descendants of the gods. Does that mean Sanae's ancestors are...?
Moriya Daijin opposed Suwa Myoujin's entry into Suwa. Upon defeat, Moriya became the founder of the priests who worshipped Myoujin.
A god resides on Mount Moriya, formerly known as Mount Mori. It is called Moreya or the divine spirit of Mononobe no Moriya.