Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text The two deities Takeminakatatomi no mikoto and Yasakatome no mikoto, enshrined at Suwa Taisha on the bank of Lake Suwa in Nagano Prefecture, and at Suwa branch shrines throughout the country. According to legend, the two were indigenous deities who resisted the rule of the heavenly grandchild, and are now believed to have originally been local gods connected with worship of the lake.