- Affiliation: Shinto
- Deity of: –
- Family: Hayaakitsuhiko (father) Hayaakitsuhime (mother) Aha Nagi (brother) Awa Nami (sister) Tsuranagi (brother) Tsuranami (sister) Amenomikumari (sibling) Amenokuizamochi (sibling) Kuninokuizamochi (sibling)
Kuninomikumari (国之水分神 – Land’s Watershed) is mentioned in the Kojiki as a child of Hayaakitsuhime and Hayaakitsuhiko, the Estuary Spirits. They were the sixth of eight born to them with their name representing a watershed below the mountain which eventually flows to form a river.
The Nihongi does not give a name to this deity, simply stating:
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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