Kukunochi

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
TitleKukunochi
テキスト内容Other names: Ki no kami (Kojiki, Nihongi)

The kami of trees, called "spirit of trees" (kodama) in Engishiki. According to Kojiki, Kukunochi was born after Izanagi and Izanami finished giving birth to the land (see kuniumi). Nihongi likewise states that Kukunochi was born after Izanagi and Izanami had given birth to the various other kami (kamiumi) of sea, rivers, and mountains. In his Kojikiden, Motoori Norinaga interpreted kuku to mean "stalk," and chi as a male honorific. Together with Toyoukehime, this kami is referred to as one of the yafunegami ("kami of houses"), and continues to be worshiped today on the occasion of roof raising ceremonies and the blessing of new houses.

-Nakayama Kaoru
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#22296382009/03/02Administrator00EOS000083KukunochiKukunochiOther names: Ki no kami (Kojiki, Nihongi)

The kami of trees, called "spirit of trees" (kodama) in Engishiki. According to Kojiki, Kukunochi was born after Izanagi and Izanami finished giving birth to the land (see kuniumi). Nihongi likewise states that Kukunochi was born after Izanagi and Izanami had given birth to the various other kami (kamiumi) of sea, rivers, and mountains. In his Kojikiden, Motoori Norinaga interpreted kuku to mean "stalk," and chi as a male honorific. Together with Toyoukehime, this kami is referred to as one of the yafunegami ("kami of houses"), and continues to be worshiped today on the occasion of roof raising ceremonies and the blessing of new houses.

-Nakayama Kaoru9723[Kukunochi no kami] (Kojiki)1

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