Ajisukitakahikone

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In Japanese mythology, Ajisukitakahikone (also Aji-Suki-Taka-Hiko-Ne or Aji-Shiki) is a god of thunder. He is the son of Takiri-bime and Ōkuninushi as well as the brother of Taka-hime, Takemikazuchi and of Kaminari (Raijin).[1] He has a younger sister called Shita-Teru-Hime.[2] In infancy, his crying and screaming were so loud that he had to be placed in a boat and sailed around the islands of Japan until he was calm. In adulthood, he was the father of Takitsuhiko, a rain god.

The Nihon Shoki mentions him ascending him to heaven to visit his deceased friend Ame-Waka-Hiko, whom he resembled very much. The family of the deceased confused him with the dead person whereupon he got angry and destroyed the mortuary house which fell to earth and became the mountain Moyama.[2]:67,74[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murakami, Fuminobu (Winter 1988). "Incest and Rebirth in Kojiki". Monumenta Nipponica. Sophia University. 43 (4): 461. doi:10.2307/2384797. ISSN 1880-1390. JSTOR 2384797.
  2. ^ a b Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697, translated from the original Chinese and Japanese by William George Aston. Book II, page 75. Tuttle Publishing. Tra edition (July 2005). First edition published 1972. ISBN 978-0-8048-3674-6
  3. ^ Roberts, Jeremy (2009). Japanese Mythology A to Z, 2nd Edition. Infobase Publishing. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-60413-435-3.