Great Awesome Virtue ［大威徳明王］ ( Yamāntaka; Daiitoku-myō’ō): The wisdom king Great Awesome Virtue. One of the five great wisdom kings. The wisdom kings are a group of deities revered in Esoteric Buddhism as the removers of all obstacles. The other four of the five great wisdom kings are Immovable, Conqueror of the Threefold World, Kundalī, and Diamond Yaksha. The wisdom king Great Awesome Virtue is said to defeat all poisonous snakes and evil dragons. He is depicted as an angry figure, holding weapons such as a sword, a lance, and a bow and arrow. In Japan, an esoteric rite called the Great Awesome Virtue ceremony was conducted for the purpose of subduing enemies.