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In Japanese Shintoism, Kotoamatsukami is the collective name for the first powers which came into existence at the time of the creation of the universe. They were born in Takamagahara[?], the world of Heaven at the time of the creation, as Amenominakanushi[?] (Sky), Takamimusubi[?] (High Producer), Kamimusubi[?] (Divine Producer), and a bit later Umashiashikabihikoji[?] (Reed) and Amenotokotachi[?] (Heaven).

These forces then became gods and goddesses, the tenzai shoshin[?] (heavenly kami) - Ame no minakanushi no kami; Takami-musubi no ôkami; Kamimusubi no ôkami; Umashiashikabihikoji no kami; Ame no Tokotachi no kami; Kuni no Tokotachi no kami; Toyokumono no kami; Uhijini no mikoto; Suhijini no kami; Tsunokuhi no kami; Ikukuhi no kami; Ôtonoji no kami; Ôtonobe no kami; Omodaru no kami; Kashikone no kami; Izanagi[?] no kami; Izanami[?] no kami; and Amaterasu ômikami.

See also: Japanese mythology[?]

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