Hiruko

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
TitleHiruko
テキスト内容"Leach-child," a deformed infant born to Izanagi and Izanami as a result of Izanamis mistake in speaking first to Izanagi during their courtship. The child was placed in a reed boat and set adrift. The meaning of the childs name is debated, although hiruko means "leach," and the name may suggest a child with arms and legs but without bones. The main text of Nihongi states that the child could not walk even after reaching three years of age, with the result that he was placed in the "rock-camphor boat of heaven" (see Torinoiwakusafune) and set adrift to the mercy of the winds. In later times, Hiruko was identified with the deity Ebisu, a maritime tutelary and one of the "seven gods of good fortune" (shichi fukujin).

-Nishioka Kazuhiko
+辞書ページURLhttps://d-museum.kokugakuin.ac.jp/eos/detail/?id=9405
+動画/音声公開サイトURL1https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1h8-Yzt8EJeSQDOhTD8SQkirtbPdhask-
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#22262382009/03/02Administrator00EOS000049HirukoHiruko"Leach-child," a deformed infant born to Izanagi and Izanami as a result of Izanamis mistake in speaking first to Izanagi during their courtship. The child was placed in a reed boat and set adrift. The meaning of the childs name is debated, although hiruko means "leach," and the name may suggest a child with arms and legs but without bones. The main text of Nihongi states that the child could not walk even after reaching three years of age, with the result that he was placed in the "rock-camphor boat of heaven" (see Torinoiwakusafune) and set adrift to the mercy of the winds. In later times, Hiruko was identified with the deity Ebisu, a maritime tutelary and one of the "seven gods of good fortune" (shichi fukujin).

-Nishioka Kazuhiko6223(Kojiki)(Nihongi)1

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