Tennin (, lit. “Heaven(ly) Person”), which may also refer to Tenshi (, lit. “Heaven(ly) Messenger”), Ten no-Tsukai (, lit. “Messenger(s) of Heaven”), Hiten (, lit. “Flying Heaven”), and the specifically female version, Tennyo (, lit. “Heaven(ly) Woman/Women”), are a divine category of spiritual beings found in They appear to have been brought from Chinese Buddhism, which was influenced by Indian Buddhism and Chinese Taoism’s notions of celestial creatures.