Omodaru (淤母陀琉神, Entirely Engorged) was the brother and husband of Anakashikone. He with his sister were the 6th Generation of Shinto Deities. His name can also be read as Surface Complete or Fully Formed.1

The Nihongi agrees he was the 6th Generation of Spirit to come into existence though it gives him the name Omo-taru. Another version of the Nihongi states he was part of the 3rd Generation of Spirits in a line of only 4 Generations.2


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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