Haniyasubime

Haniyasubime

Haniyasubime

Haniyasubime (波邇夜須毘売神 – Lady Kneading Clay) is a Shinto Spirit born from the excrement of Izanami in her death throws after being burnt by giving birth to Kagutsuchi, this is all related in the Kojiki. Her brother is the Spirit Hanayasubiko.1

The prayers linked to fire-pacifying rites states she was born after Izanami entered into Yomi, giving this Spirit associations with plants and the quenching of fire. She is said to have a Shrine in Foaming.1

In the Nihongi she is given the name Haniyamahime and was the first Spirit to be born during Izanami’s death throws. She then married Kagutsuchi and together they had the Spirit Wakumusubi.2

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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