Type/Title: Overlord of Hell
Origin: Japanese Buddhism
Emma-ō is a demon I’d been mostly unfamiliar with. I found the name in Anton LaVey’s Satanic Bible, as one of his Infernal Names to be invoked during the Invocation to Satan. After doing a bit of research, I realized I was more familiar with Emma-ō, or King Emma or Yama as he is more typically referred to in anime English dubs, than I thought. Emma-ō (he’s called Yama in Indian Buddhism) is the king of hell. His job is to judge the souls of men, and to assign them to one of sixteen regions of hell until their rebirth.