Ōtomatohiko

Ōtomatohiko

Ōtomatohiko

Ōtomatohiko (大戸惑子神 – Great Valley Lad) was the seventh of eight children born to the Spirits Ōyamatsumi and Kayanohime according to the Kojiki.

His name could alternatively be renderred as ‘Lad Lost in Wide Places’ to highlight the life of hunters and gatherers in the mountains.1

The Nihongi makes no mention of this Spirit.

Footnotes

1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.

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