Amenotokotachi

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
TitleAmenotokotachi
テキスト内容Other names: Ame no tokotachi no mikoto(Nihongi)



One of the primeval kami appearing in the myth of the unfolding of heaven and earth. This kami is described as only an abstract being, without shape or other attributes. Most commentators view this kami as an offspring of Kunitokotachi.
According to Kojiki, the kami forming the lineage from the three deities of creation to Umashiashikabihikoji and Amenotokotachi are called the "five separate heavenly deities" (kotoamatsukami), while Kunitokotachi and others are produced thereafter as part of the "seven generations of the age of the kami" (kamiyo).

On the other hand, the sixth "alternate writing" transmitting this event in Nihongi is alone in describing Amenotokotachi as the primal kami existing before Umashiashikabihikoji and Kunitokotachi. Sendai kuji hongi likewise states that the name is a variant for Amenominakanushi no mikoto. See also Kunitokotachi.

-Kadoya Atsushi
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#22244382009/03/02Administrator00EOS000031AmenotokotachiAmenotokotachiOther names: Ame no tokotachi no mikoto(Nihongi)



One of the primeval kami appearing in the myth of the unfolding of heaven and earth. This kami is described as only an abstract being, without shape or other attributes. Most commentators view this kami as an offspring of Kunitokotachi.
According to Kojiki, the kami forming the lineage from the three deities of creation to Umashiashikabihikoji and Amenotokotachi are called the "five separate heavenly deities" (kotoamatsukami), while Kunitokotachi and others are produced thereafter as part of the "seven generations of the age of the kami" (kamiyo).

On the other hand, the sixth "alternate writing" transmitting this event in Nihongi is alone in describing Amenotokotachi as the primal kami existing before Umashiashikabihikoji and Kunitokotachi. Sendai kuji hongi likewise states that the name is a variant for Amenominakanushi no mikoto. See also Kunitokotachi.

-Kadoya Atsushi4423[Ame no tokotachi no kami] (Kojiki)1

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