Harayamatsumi

Harayamatsumi

Harayamatsumi

Harayamatsumi (原山津見神 – Mountain Field Majesty) is the sixth of eight Shinto Mountain Spirits born from the body of Kagutsuchi after he was beheaded by the sword Itsunoohabari, owned by Izanagi.

He was born from Kagutsuchi’s left foot.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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