Template:OkamiRace The Celestial Brush Gods are the thirteen gods of the Celestial Brush Techniques. They represent the twelve members of the Chinese Zodiac plus the cat, who is included in the Zodiac legend but is not normally an actual member. Shiranui possessed all thirteen Brush Techniques at his peak of strength, but at his death, each Brush God split up and went its own way to wait for his return, hiding in constellations. It is unknown if each brush god possessed a form before then. In order to regain their powers, Amaterasu and her son must seek out these gods to restore the balance of nature to the world of Nippon.
Celestial Brush Gods
|A wolf with a burning Reflector on his back. This powerful god died in battle against Orochi and was reborn one-hundred years later.||Master of all Brush Techniques.|
The following list presents the brush gods in approximately the same order in which Amaterasu encounters them, although the three Hanagami are encountered at separate times. The bottom of the save menu displays small statue-like icons of the brush gods that correspond to the brush techniques Amaterasu possesses at each save point; these icons are sorted in the traditional zodiac order, beginning with the rat and with the cat tacked on at the end.
|100px||Amaterasu||White wolf with crimson markings who wears a fiery Reflector on her back. She represents the dog in the Chinese Zodiac.||Sunrise|
|Yomigami||The first brush god to be met, Yomigami is a huge dragon with a scroll attached to his tail. He represents the dragon in the Chinese Zodiac.||Rejuvenation|
|Tachigami||Tachigami is a small mouse who wields a tachi (large sword). He represents the rat in the Chinese Zodiac.||Power Slash|
|Hanagami||The Hanagami are a trio of monkeys known as the flora gods. Sakigami plays a shō. Hasugami plays the shakuhachi. Tsutagami plays a pair of cymbals. All three represent the monkey in the Chinese Zodiac.|| Greensprout|
(Bloom, Water Lily and Vine)
|Bakugami||Bakugami is the boar of explosions who is followed by four flame-wielding piglets. He represents the pig in the Chinese Zodiac.||Cherry Bomb|
|Yumigami||Yumigami is the mochi-making rabbit in the moon. She represents the rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac.||Crescent|
|Nuregami||Nuregami is a snake within a round flask of water. She represents the snake in the Chinese Zodiac.||Waterspout|
|Kazegami||Kazegami is the equestrian god of the wind. He represents the horse in the Chinese Zodiac.||Galestorm|
|Moegami||Moegami is a large phoenix. He represents the rooster in the Chinese Zodiac.||Inferno|
|Kasugami||Kasugami is a drunken sheep. She represents the sheep in the Chinese Zodiac.||Veil of Mist|
|Kabegami||Kabegami is a small cat who is the goddess of walls. The Cat is not normally part of the twelve Chinese Zodiac animals, having been tricked out of a spot by the rat (differing based on versions of mythology), but is found in the rabbit's place in the Vietnamese Zodiac.||Catwalk|
|Gekigami||Gekigami is a hot-tempered tiger with an enormous bow and a quiver of lightning bolts on his back. He represents the tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.||Thunderstorm|
|Itegami||Itegami is the final Brush god: a large ox. He represents the ox in the Chinese Zodiac.||Blizzard|
All the brush gods appear to have children in Ōkamiden. These children have the same powers and names as their parents. The game also introduces new brush gods who grant new powers. The new set of gods is made up of animals with no connection to the Chinese zodiac. According to the young Michigami, some of the previous Brush Gods disappeared due to the imbalance of dark and light after Amaterasu defeated Yami. Below is a list of the gods who appear.
|Chibiterasu||Chibiterasu is the son of Amaterasu. He is summoned to save Nippon from the forces of evil.||Sunrise|
|Michigami||Michigami is a penguin who is accompanied by his three children. He is one of the new brush gods introduced in Ōkamiden.||Guidance|
|Kyokugami||Kyokugami is a whale accompanied by his two children who bounce on his water spout. He, like Michigami, is one of the new brush gods to appear.||Magnetism|
|Yomigami's Children||Seahorse literally translates to "baby dragon" in Japanese; thus two young dragons appear alongside Yomigami.||Rejuvenation|
|Nuregami's Child||A young snake in jar of water that appears alongside Nuregami.||Water Spout|
|Gekigami's Child||A small tiger cub who rides on his father's electrical arrows and carries one in his mouth.||Thunderstorm|
|Kazegami's Child||A foal with a small green toy windmill that appears alongside Kazegami.||Galestorm|
|Moegami's Child||A young bird who steals his father's pipe.||Inferno|
|Tachigami's Children||Three small mice who appear alongside Tachigami.||Power Slash|
|Sakigami's Child||A small monkey who appears alongside Sakigami.||Bloom|
|Tsutagami's Child||A small monkey who appears alongside Tsutagami.||Vine|
|Bakugami's Children||Four young boars who appear alongside Bakugami.||Cherry Bomb|
- The lines spoken by the children of the brush gods in Ōkamiden suggest that their names are not unique to a single Brush God but to a group. For example, the children of Bakugami say, "We are the young Bakugami."
- The children of Bakugami are the only child brush gods who have appeared in both games.
- In Ōkami, the Brush Gods transform themselves into Praise and are absorbed by Amaterasu, but in Ōkamiden, the gods' children just summon a Praise Orb as opposed to actually turning into one.