Kotoshironushi

Kotoshironushi

Kotoshironushi

Kotoshironushi (事代主神) is a Shinto Spirit seen in the Nihongi as husband to Mizokuhi and father of Himetatara Isuzuhime (wife of Emperor Jimmu). It is said he was transformed into a Wani before joining with Mizokuhi to have their child.1

Isuzuyorihime is stated as another daughter of Kotoshironushi. This kami being the mother of the second Emperor Suizei.2

Footnotes

1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.

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