Amenomisoratoyoakitsunewake

Amenomisoratoyoakitsunewake

Amenomisoratoyoakitsunewake (天御虚空豊秋津根別 – Little Lord Plentiful Autumns Filling Heaven’s Mighty Firmament) was the child of Izanami and Izanagi and is said to be the Spirit of the island of Yamato (Honshu), the final of the Great Eight Isles according to the Kojiki.

The ‘Aki’ in his name relates to the dragonflies of the island which were seen as a sign of bountiful harvests.1

Footnotes

1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.

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