Kuninosatsuchi

Kuninosatsuchi

Kuninosatsuchi

Kuninosatsuchi (国狭槌尊 – Land’s First Soil) is a Shinto deity who in one version of the Nihongi is said to have been the second Deity to come into existence. They also has the alternative name of Kuni-no-sa-tachi.

Another version of the Nihongi says the spirit was the third to come into existence after Kunitokotachi, with yet another stating that he came into existence at the same time as Kunitokotachi, followed by the spirits Amenominakanushi, Takamimusuhi and Kamimusuhi.1

This Spirit is mentioned much later in the Kojiki as the second of eight children born to the Spirits Ōyamatsumi and Kayanohime.2

Footnotes

1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.

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