Ametokotachi

  • AmetokotachiAffiliation: Shinto
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Ametokotachi

Ametokotachi (天之常立神, Ever-Standing Heaven) is the fifth God to come into existence in the Kojiki and he, alongside the other deity Umashiashikabihikoji hid themselves after they came into being. The name refers to the tip of a reed thrusting skywards.

The Shinsen Shōjiroku mentioned a very similar spirit with the name of Amenosokotachi (Heavens Standing Base) as the ancestor of several clans.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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