Omoikane

Omoikane

  • Affiliation: Shinto
  • Deity of: Advisor of Heaven.
  • Family: –

Omoikane

Omoikane, (思兼 / 思金) also known as Tokoyo-no-omoi-kane is a deity from Shinto mythology mentioned in both the Kojiki and Nihongi.12

Once Amaterasu flees into the Sacred Rock Cave and the sun disapears from Heaven and Earth, this deity is tasked with figuring out a way to get her to leave the cave.12

He is said to be the advisor to the spirits of Heaven.1

In the Nihongi, he is additionally said to have gathered cockerals as a method to entice Amaterasu from the cave2, but in the Kojiki it isn’t stated which deity does this.

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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