Amehitotsune

Amehitotsune

Amehitotsune (天一根 – Single Root of Heaven) was the Spirit which inhabited the island of Himejima, according to the Kojiki. Nothing more is mentioned of her.1

The Nihongi does not give a name to this deity, simply stating

Izanami and Izanagi then produced the sea, the rivers, and then the mountains, after the Great Land of Eightfold Isles.2

Footnotes

1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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