Wazurainoushi

Wazurainoushi

Wazurainoushi

Wazurainoushi (和豆良比能宇斯能神 – Master Miasma) was the fourth of 12 Shinto Spirits born from Izanagi removing items from his body after wanting to wash and cleanse himself after visiting Yomi. This Spirit was formed from his Mantle and this is all related in the Kojiki.1

The Nihongi calls this Spirit Wadzurahi and states they were the third of five born from the clothes of Izanagi.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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