Shigiyamatsumi

Shigiyamatsumi

Shigiyamatsumi

Shigiyamatsumi (志藝山津見神 – Mountain Forest Majesty) is the fifth of eight Shinto Mountain Spirits born from the body of Kagutsuchi after he was beheaded by the sword Itsunoohabari, owned by Izanagi.

He was born from Kagutsuchi’s left hand.1

In the Nihongi he was born from Kagutsuchi’s feet.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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