Amenominakanushi

  • The symbol of Shinto. Attributed to all Shinto deities incuding Amenominakanushi.Affiliation: Shinto
  • Deity of: Universe
  • Family: –

Amenominakanushi

Amenominakanushi (天御中主, Master Mighty Center of Heaven) was the first of three beings to come into existence when heaven and earth formed. This deity is identified as the Ancestor of The Intercessors. He along with the other two deities (Takamimusuhi and Kamimusuhi), remained apart and concealed themselves from everything. This is all related in the Kojiki.1

One version of the Nihongi states the spirit came into existence after Kuninosatsuchi and Kunitokotachi appeared together, followed by the spirits Takamimusuhi and Kamimusuhi.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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