Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|Gods of the hearth, including not only gods of fire but also tutelary deities who protect the family and ensure its prosperity. These deities possess a very complex nature, and they are also viewed as gods of agriculture. The names anciently assigned to them were Okitsuhiko and Okitsuhime, but there are many areas where they are popularly called Okamasama or Kôjin.