- Affiliation: Shinto
- Diety of: –
- Family: Amaterasu (mother) Amenohohi (brother) Amatsuhikone (brother) Ikutsuhikone (brother) Kumanokusubi (brother) Hinohayahi (brother)
Amenooshihomimi (Ruling Rice Ears of Heaven) also known as Masa-katsu-a-katsu-kachi-haya-hi-ame-no-oshi-ho-mimi (Truly Winning Have I Won with Rushing Might Ruling Grand Rice Ears of Heaven) is a son of Amaterasu, he was the first born from the Jewels in Amaterasu’s hair after being chewed and spat out by Susano-o. This is related in the Kojiki and Nihongi.12
There is one alternative version in the Nihongi where this deity is birthed from the jewels of Susano-o, who chews and spits them out himself (perhaps in this context this deity is a son then of Susano-o). There is also another version in which Susano-o creates this spirits from his jewels himself by placing them in different parts of his body. For this Spirit it is by placing the jewels in his left hand.2
Another alternative version given in the Nihongi, where he is called, Masa-ya-a-katsu-katsu-haya-hi-ama-no-oshi-ho-ne, relates how he is made by Jewels from Susano-o which are placed in the right hand.2
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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