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Kotoamatsukami

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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