- Affiliation: Shinto
- Deity of: Universe
- Family: –
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
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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