|大分類||Encyclopedia of Shinto|
|中分類||2. Kami (Deities)|
|小分類||Kami in Classic Texts|
|テキスト内容||Two kami which came into being from the union of Ōyamatsumi no kami and Nozuchi no kami, which were kami with domain over mountains and plains. Amenosazuchi and Kuninosazuchi were both said to be strong in the power of the "earth" element, with the result that they are called the patron kami of hills and passes. |
Nihongi describes Kuninosatsuchi no mikoto as one of the three kami produced as solitary deities (hitorigami) at the creative unfolding of heaven and earth, but it is believed that this kamis name, expressed with different characters, is not the same as Kuninosazuchi.