Ōtamaruwake

Ōtamaruwake

Ōtamaruwake (大多麻流別 – Lord Great Harbor) was the kami which inhabited the island of Ōshima, according to the Kojiki. Nothing more is mentioned of him.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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