Wakahirume

Wakahirume

  • Affiliation: Shinto
  • Deity of: –
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Wakahirume

Wakahirume (稚日女尊) is a Shinto mentioned in the Nihongi. She is seen in an alternative writing of the Nihongi where she is startled by the acts of Susano-o whilst in the Weaving Hall of Takamagahara. She injurues herself on the weaving shuttle and dies, causing Amaterasu to hide in the Sacred Rock Cave.1

Footnotes

1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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