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Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.
    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: Princess
    • Family: Homutsuwake (husband)
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –


Hinagahime (肥長比売) was the wife of Prince Homutsuwake.

After the Prince had learnt to speak he was left to live in the palace of Nagaho in Ajimasa.

Here he married Hinagahime for a single night where he discovered she was a serpent and flees from her. She pursued him to the ocean, where he then flees up valleys in his boat towards Yamato.12


1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.

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