Suhijini

Suhijini

Suhijini (須比智邇神, Little Silted Mud) was the sister and wife of Uhijini. She with her brother were the 3rd Generation of Shinto Deities. Her name represents the sedimentation of a delta.1

According to the Nihongi she and her brother were the 4th Generation of Spirits, also stating her name can also be Su-hiji-ne. Another version of the Nihongi states she was part of the 1st Generation of Spirits in a line of only 4 Generations.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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