Mizuhanome

Mizuhanome

Mizuhanome

Mizuhanome  (彌都波能売神 – Water Gushing Woman) was a child of Izanami, born from her urine during her death throws after being burnt after the birth of Kagutsuchi. She is the sister of Wakumusubi in the Kojiki.1

The Engi Rites state she has shrine in Foxtail Millet and Good Moors.1

In one version of the Nihongi, she is a Water Spirit where Izanami merely gives birth to her as she is dying. Another version agrees with the Kojiki in that she is formed from the urine of Izanami.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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