Takehikatawake

Takehikatawake

Takehikatawake (建日方別 – Lord Sunward Brave) was the Spirit which inhabited the island of Kibi no Ko, according to the Kojiki, nothing more is mentioned of him.1

The Nihongi does not give a name to this deity, simply stating:

Izanami and Izanagi then produced the sea, the rivers, and then the mountains, after the Great Land of Eightfold Isles.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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