Takisuhime (Lady Seething Torrent) is a Shinto Deity and one of the Spirits of Munakata. She is the third of three sisters born from the sword of Susano-o after being chewed up and spat out by Amaterasu according to the Kojiki.1

In the Nihongi she is the second sister born. 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


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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