five great wisdom kings ［五大明王］ ( godai-myō’ō): Also, five great honored ones or five honored ones. Immovable, Conqueror of the Threefold World, Kundalī, Great Awesome Virtue, and Diamond Yaksha. Wisdom kings ( vidyā-rāja) are a group of deities who are said to remove all obstacles. Depicted as angry figures, the five great wisdom kings are especially revered in Esoteric Buddhism. In Japan, an esoteric prayer ritual known as the “ceremony of the five altars” was performed in order to defeat enemies during the Heian (794–1185) and the Kamakura (1185–1333) periods. In this ceremony, images of the five great wisdom kings were enshrined in five altars and were worshiped.