Ōnaobi

Ōnaobi

Ōnaobi

Ōnaobi (Great Remedy – 大直毘神) is a Shinto Spirit of good fortune, purity and propriety.1 They were the last of two Spirits born from Izanagi remedying the evil of Yomi from his body, according the Nihongi whilst bathing in the Tachibana River.2

The Kojiki, however, says they were the second of three born in this manner, the other two being Kaminaobi and Izunome. Hymn No.8 invokes this Spirit alongside Kaminaobi to correct miswordings in prayers blessing the Palace.1

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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