Tsunogui

Tsunogui

Tsunogui (角杙神, Swelling Tip) was the brother and husband of Ikugui. He with his sister were the 4th Generation of Shinto Deities. Tsuno can be read as horn, but also has connotations for the growth of buds. Gui can refer to stakes to mark the boundary of a village or home or to ward of danger, or to an incipient stage of vegetative growth.1

One version of the Nihongi states he was part of the 2nd 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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