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カテゴリー1: 2. Kami (Deities)
カテゴリー2: Kami in Classic Texts
Text [Wakumusuhi no kami] (Kojiki)
Other names: Wakamusuhi(Nihongi)

As part of Kojiki's account of Izanagi and Izanami's procreation of the kami (kamiumi), Wakumusuhi was, together with Mitsuhanome, one of two kami produced from the urine of Izanami after she was burned while giving birth to the fire kami Kagutsuchi. In turn, one of the offspring of Wakumusuhi was the kami of fertility and foodstuffs, Toyoukehime.

According to an "alternate writing" transmitted by Nihongi, Wakumusuhi was the product of a union between Kagutsuchi and the earth kami Haniyamabime, another offspring of Izanami (see also Haniyasu no kami). The account goes on to state that the silkworm and mulberry were produced on the child's head, while the five grains were produced in her navel.

-Yumiyama Tatsuya

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