Oyatsuhime

Oyatsuhime

Oyatsuhime

Oyatsuhime (大屋都比賣神 / 大屋津姫命) is a Shinto Spirit mentioned alongside his father in alternative versions of the Nihongi. The tale states Susano-o was jealous of the land of Han and its riches, and so from his body he pucked many hairs to turn them into a myriad of trees so the people may have them to use. His three children, Isotakeru, Oyatsuhime and Tsumatsuhime then dispersed the seeds of the trees around Japan before going to dwell in Kii.1

Footnotes

1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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