Kushinadahime

deity in Shinto mythology

Kushinadahime (クシナダヒメ), also known as Kushiinadahime (クシイナダヒメ) or Inadahime, is a goddess (kami) in Japanese mythology and in Shinto. She is married Susanoo, who rescued her from the monster Yamata no Orochi. As Susanoo's wife, she is a central deity of the Gion cult and worshipped at Yasaka Shrine.[1]

Kushinadahime
Goddess of rice, agriculture, marriage, love, childbirth, and child rearing
Susanoo and Kushinadahime, by Yoshitoshi
Other names Kushiinadahime (奇稲田姫)

Inadahime (稲田媛)

Makamifuru-Kushiinadahime (真髪触奇稲田媛)

Kushiinada-Mitoyomanurahime-no-Mikoto (久志伊奈太美等与麻奴良比売命)
Japanese 櫛名田比売
Major cult center Susa Shrine, Yaegaki Shrine, Suga Shrine, Hikawa Shrine, Yasaka Shrine, Hiromine Shrine, Kushida Shrine (Saga), Kushida Shrine (Toyama) and others
Texts Kojiki, Nihon Shoki, Izumo Fudoki, Sendai Kuji Hongi
Personal information
Parents Ashimazuchi [ja] and Temazuchi [ja]
Siblings Unnamed seven sisters
Consort Susanoo
Children Yashimajinumi (Kojiki)

Ōnamuchi (Nihon Shoki)

Family tree

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Susanoo[2][3] Ōyamatsumi[4]
Ashinazuchi[5]TenazuchiKonohanachiruhime [ja][6]
Kushinadahime[7]
Yashimajinumi [ja][6]
Kagutsuchi [en][8]
Kuraokami [en][9]
Hikawahime [ja][10]Fuha-no-Mojikunusunu [ja][11]
Fukabuchi-no-Mizuyarehana [ja]Ame-no-Tsudoechine [ja]Funozuno [ja]
Sashikuni Okami [ja]Omizunu [ja]Futemimi [ja]
Sashikuniwakahime [ja]Ame-no-Fuyukinu [ja][12][13]Takamimusubi [en]
Futodama
Nunakawahime [ja] Ōkuninushi[14]
(Ōnamuchi)[15]
Kamotaketsunumi no Mikoto [en]
Kotoshironushi[16] Tamakushi-hime [en] Takeminakata [en] Susa Clan [en][17]
 
JAPANESE
EMPERORS
711–585 BC
 
Emperor Jimmu
660–585 BC(1)
Himetataraisuzu-hime [en][18]Kamo no Okimi [ja]
632–549 BC
 
Emperor Suizei
581–549 BC(2)
Isuzuyori-hime Hikoyai Kamuyaimimi
d.577 BC
Miwa clan [en]
   * Pink is female.
   * Blue is male.
   * Grey means other or unknown.
   * Clans, families, people groups are in green.




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References

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  1. "Mikogami". Encyclopedia of Shinto. 21 April 2005. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. Atsushi, Kadoya (10 May 2005). "Susanoo". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  3. "Susanoo | Description & Mythology". Encyclopedia Britannica.
  4. Kaoru, Nakayama (7 May 2005). "Ōyamatsumi". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  5. Fr?d?ric, L.; Louis-Frédéric; Roth, K. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press reference library. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Encyclopedia of Shinto - Home : Kami in Classic Texts : Yashimajinumi". eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp.
  7. "Encyclopedia of Shinto - Home : Kami in Classic Texts : Kushinadahime". eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp.
  8. "Kagutsuchi". World History Encyclopedia.
  9. Ashkenazi, M. (2003). Handbook of Japanese Mythology. Handbooks of world mythology. ABC-CLIO. p. 213. ISBN 978-1-57607-467-1. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  10. Chamberlain, B.H. (2012). Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters. Tuttle Classics. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4629-0511-9. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  11. Herbert, J. (2010). Shinto: At the Fountainhead of Japan. Routledge Library Editions: Japan. Taylor & Francis. p. 402. ISBN 978-1-136-90376-2. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  12. Philippi, Donald L. (2015). Kojiki. Princeton University Press. p. 92.
  13. Chamberlain (1882). Section XX.—The August Ancestors of the Deity-Master-Of-The-Great Land.
  14. Atsushi, Kadoya; Tatsuya, Yumiyama (20 October 2005). "Ōkuninushi". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  15. Atsushi, Kadoya (21 April 2005). "Ōnamuchi". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  16. Atsushi, Kadoya (28 April 2005). "Kotoshironushi". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  17. Tanigawa Ken'ichi [de] 『日本の神々 神社と聖地 7 山陰』(新装復刊) 2000年 白水社 ISBN 978-4-560-02507-9
  18. Kazuhiko, Nishioka (26 April 2005). "Isukeyorihime". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
 

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