Ōtomatohime

Ōtomatohime

Ōtomatohime

Ōtomatohime (大戸惑女神 – Lady Great Valley) was the eighth and last child born to the kami Ōyamatsumi and Kayanohime according to the kojiki.

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

The nihongi makes no mention of this kami.

Footnotes

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

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