Hiwashi

Hiwashi

  • Affiliation: Shinto
  • Deity of: –
  • Family: –

Hiwashi

Hiwashi (天日鷲神) is a Shinto deity mentioned in the Nihongi. They are seen in an alternative writing of the Nihongi during the time when Amaterasu is hiding in the Sacred Rock Cave. He is instructed to gather tree fibres as one of the offerings to try to coax her out of the cave.

They are said to be the ancestor of the Imbe of Aha Province.1

Footnotes

1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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