Ikugui

Ikugui

Ikugui (活杙神, Thriving Tip) was the sister and wife of Tsunogui. She with her brother were the 4th Generation of Shinto Deities. Gui can refer to stakes to mark the boundary of a village or home or to ward of danger, or to an incipient stage of vegetative growth.1

One version of the Nihongi states she was part of the 2nd Generation of Spirits in a line of only 4 Generations.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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