Mikahayahi

Mikahayahi

Mikahayahi

Mikahayahi (甕速日神 – Stern Stormer) is a Shinto Spirit and the first of three Lightning Spirits born from the blood of Kagutsuchi after he was beheaded by the sword Itsunoohabari owned by Izanagi. The blood, caught upon the guard of the sword dripped down onto hallowed boulders forming this Spirit. This is related in the Kojiki and Nihongi.12

One other version of the Nihongi says this Spirit was only one of two Spirits born from this blood, the other being Hihayahi. And alternatively he is said to have been the father of Takemikazuchinoo, and not his brother.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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