Tsuranami

Tsuranami

Tsuranami (頬那美神 – Wave Surface Woman) is mentioned in the Kojiki as daughter of Hayaakitsuhime and Hayaakitsuhiko, the Estuary Spirits. She was the fourth of eight born to them.

Her siblings are Aha Nagi, Awa Nami, Tsuranagi, Amenomikumari, Kuninomikumari, Amenokuizamochi and Kuninokuizamochi.1

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

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