Umashiashikabihikoji

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Umashiashikabihikoji

Umashiashikabihikoji (宇摩志阿斯訶備比古遅神, Fine Budding Reed Lad) is the fourth God to come into existence in the Kojiki. He, alongside the other deity Ametokotachi again hid themselves after they came into being. He is the first spirit to have a gendered name.1

An alternative version of the Nihongi says that this spirit was formed alone from the reed shoot which grew after the separation of Heaven and Earth. Another states he was the second to come into existence after Amenotokotachi formed from a reed-shoot.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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