Amenotajikarao

  • AmenotajikaraoAffiliation: Shinto
  • Diety of: –
  • Family: –

Amenotajikarao

Amenotajikarao (天手力男神 / 天手力雄神) is mentioned as the Shinto Spirit who places himself outside of the Sacred Rock Cave in Heaven after Amaterasu hides herself inside.

After Ameno Uzume causes Amaterasu to peer out of the cave in interest, Amenotajikarao grabs her and pulls her from the cave bringing back sunlight to the world.12

The Engi Shiki mentions a shrine to him located in Ki.1

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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