Amatsukunitama

大分類Encyclopedia of Shinto
中分類2. Kami (Deities)
小分類Kami in Classic Texts
分野分類 CB宗教学・神道学
文化財分類 CB学術データベース
資料形式 CBテキストデータベース
TitleAmatsukunitama
テキスト内容Sire of Amewakahiko, who learned of his sons death by hearing the wailing voice of Shitateruhime (Amewakahikos consort) carried on the wind. Together with Amewakahikos family, Amatsukunitama descended to Japan (Ashihara no Nakatsukuni or "Central Land of Reed Plains"), where he built a mourning hut, having birds make offerings while he spent eight days and eight nights wailing in funeral rites. But when his daughter-in-laws father Ajisukitakahikone arrived, Amatsukunitama embraced him, mistaking him for his own son returned from the dead. This act enraged Ajisukitakahiko, who then destroyed the mourning hut.

Alternate names for the "land kami" Ōkuninushi and Shitateruhime are Utsushikunitama and Wakakunitama, respectively, while the ama (sky, heaven) of the name Amatsukunitama indicates his status as a spirit belonging to the Plain of High Heaven, Takamanohara.

-Mori Mizue
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#22228382009/03/02Administrator00EOS000015AmatsukunitamaAmatsukunitamaSire of Amewakahiko, who learned of his sons death by hearing the wailing voice of Shitateruhime (Amewakahikos consort) carried on the wind. Together with Amewakahikos family, Amatsukunitama descended to Japan (Ashihara no Nakatsukuni or "Central Land of Reed Plains"), where he built a mourning hut, having birds make offerings while he spent eight days and eight nights wailing in funeral rites. But when his daughter-in-laws father Ajisukitakahikone arrived, Amatsukunitama embraced him, mistaking him for his own son returned from the dead. This act enraged Ajisukitakahiko, who then destroyed the mourning hut.

Alternate names for the "land kami" Ōkuninushi and Shitateruhime are Utsushikunitama and Wakakunitama, respectively, while the ama (sky, heaven) of the name Amatsukunitama indicates his status as a spirit belonging to the Plain of High Heaven, Takamanohara.

-Mori Mizue2823[Amatsu kunitama no kami](Nihongi)1

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