Kuramitsuha

Kuramitsuha

Kuramitsuha

Kuramitsuha (闇御津羽神 – Ravine Water Rushing) is a Shinto Spirit and the last of two Ravine Spirits born from the blood of Kagutsuchi after he was beheaded by the sword Itsunoohabari owned by Izanagi. The blood, caught upon the swords hilt formed this Spirit. This is related in the Kojiki and Nihongi.12

However the Nihongi also says they are the last of three siblings, not two born from this blood, the other two being Kuraokami and Kurayamatsumi.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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