Ōnodehime

Ōnodehime

Ōnodehime (大野手比売 – Lady Great Moor) was the Spirit which inhabited the island of Azukishima, according to the Kojiki. Nothing more is mentioned of her.1

The Nihongi does not give a name to this deity, simply stating:

Izanami and Izanagi then produced the sea, the rivers, and then the mountains, after the Great Land of Eightfold Isles.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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