Amenofukio

Amenofukio

Amenofukio (天之吹男神 – Heaven`s Thatching Man/Heaven`s Blowing Man) was known as the Spirit charged with protecting homes from the elements. He was the fifth of ten Spirits created after Izanami and Izanagi had created the Eightfold Isles and the six subsequent isles, according to the Kojiki. Nothing more is mentioned of him.1

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

Izanami and Izanami 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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