Encyclopedia of Shinto
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|カテゴリー1：||2. Kami (Deities)|
|カテゴリー2：||Kami in Classic Texts|
|Text||[Suijini no kami](Kojiki)(Nihongi)
Other name: Uijine no mikoto, Suijine no mikoto(Nihongi)
According to Kojiki, a pair of deities forming the third of the first seven generations of kami; (the fourth generation according to the main text of Nihongi).
The most widely accepted interpretation of these kami names suggests that they refer to the chaotic initial state of heaven and earth in its condition as a mixture of mud and sand. Another theory suggests that the names refer to raised mounds of earth constructed as dwellings (yorishiro) for the local earth kami or kami of protection from cold.