Shinatsuhiko (志那都比古神 – Long Blowing Lad) is the Spirit of the Winds, born after the children of Hayaakitsuhime and Hayakitsuhiko. He was created by Izanami and Izanagi which is all related in the Kojiki.
In the Nihongi he is also given the additional name of Shinatohe. In the Nihongi version he is created by Izanagi after he and his wife had finished created the Eightfold Isles. Izanagi blows his breath to clear away the fog sitting upon the land which ‘shed a perfume everywhere,’ this Spirit forming from his breath.2
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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