Takiribime

Takiribime

Takiribime

Takiribime (Lady Mist), also known as Okitsushimahime (Lady Offshore Isle) is a Shinto kami and one of the kami of Munakata. She is the first of three sisters born from the sword of Susano-o after being chewed up and spat out by Amaterasu.12 There is one alternative version in the Nihongi where this deity is birthed from the sword of Amaterasu, who chews and spits it out herself (perhaps in this context this deity is a daughter then of the Sun Goddess).2 The main text of the Nihongi calls her Tagoribime.2

The Revised Geneologies says she is a land kami and gives many clans decended from her.1

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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