Kanayamahime

Kanayamahime

Kanayamahime

Kanayamahime (金山毘売神 – Lady Metal Mountain) is a Spirit born from the vomit of Izanami in her death throws after being burnt by giving birth to Kagutsuchi, this is mentioned in the Kojiki.1 She is the sister of Kanayamabiko.1

The Engi Rites list shrines to her in Riversides.1

The Nihongi does not mention her.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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