Yasomagatsuhi

Yasomagatsuhi

  • Affiliation: Shinto
  • Deity of: Calamity, evil occurrences, curses and defilement.
  • Family: Izanagi (father) Ōmagatsuhi (sibling)

Yasomagatsuhi

Yasomagatsuhi (Many Mishaps Bringer – 八十禍津日神) is a Shinto Spirit of calamity, evil occurrences, curses and defilement.1 They were the only Spirit born from Izanagi cleansing away the impurities of Yomi according to the Nihongi whilst bathing in the Tachibana River.2

The Kojiki, however, says they were the first of two born in this manner, the second being Ōmagatsuhi. Hymn No.9 is known to mention a ‘Amenomagatsuhi’ (Mishap Bringer) which is warded off by prayer.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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