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My grandson, I've always loved you and you've always had my respect, I never expected you to be able to abandon your own wife to Yomi. I'm disappointed in you.
Amenominakanushi to Izanagi.

Amenominakanushi is the first kami and the source of the universe. In Japanese mythology, Amenominakanushi is described as a "god who came into being alone", the first of the zōka sanshin (three kami of creation), and one of the five Ktoamatsukami.

Overview

The god manifests in a duality, a male and a female function, respectively Takami-musubi and Kami-musubi. In other mythical accounts the originating kami is called Umashiashikabihikoji, the latter used in the Nihon Shoki. Some sources identify these deities as the three Kamis called three creator-Kami", a conceptualization that also reflect the so-called Kami of the threefold whirl in Yamakage Shinto. These three gods, identified as a third of the three versions of the cosmogonic myths involving the kami, appeared in Takamanohara or the "domain of heaven" during the birth of the cosmos.

Appearance

Like the other primordial entities, Amenominakanushi is a formless entity, with no hint or description of its true appearance. The goddess Izanami described its true face and body as a powerful light as bright as the Quasar 3C-273, which is 2 billion times brighter than the sun, and its presence so powerful that it made the universe itself seem smaller.

Personality

Amenominakanushi has the most colorful and bright personality of the primordials Shinto, being a very good-hearted person, as well as being very active and interested in fun. Besides, Amenominakanushi is someone very sweet and kind, also a little innocent. Due to its benevolence, it ended up befriending another lover of peace and justice, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Powers and Abilities

Amenominakanushi is one of the strongest primordial entities rivalling Tartarus, Asherah. As a primordial entity that personifies creation and light, it has control over all its aspects, from time and space to the entire multiverse.

As a descendant of Khaos, it is also the personification of origin being able to create entire universes, dimensions and realms from nothing. His powers over light surpassing even the True Archangels, and rivalling the Aeons, beings almost as dangerous as the primordials.

History

Before Heaven and Earth existed, there was Void, unimaginably limitless and formless. From this borderless and formless mass emerged a limpid, light and transparent mass, forming Heaven. This mass became the Plain of High Heavens (Takamagahara), in which the Amenominakanushi Deity materialized.

Soon after, the Heavens gave birth to the Deity Takami-Musubi. He then gave birth to the third Deity, Kami-Musubi. These three divine beings spontaneously hid themselves. Such Deities were considered "The Three Creator Deities". This is the Shinto Trinity. After that, the three gods don't seem to have meddled in creation for millions of years.

Myths and Legends

According to The Ancient Shinto Deity Ame-no-minaka-nushi-no-kami Seen in the Light of To-day, by Professor Katō Genchi, no authentic shrines dating from antiquity were dedicated to this deity, though two "recent" shrines, Wada-jinja) and Okada-jinja, are allegedly dedicated to this god. Shinsen Shōjiroku mentioned only two families as descendant of Ame-no-Minaka-Nushi-no-Kami: Hattori-no-muraji and Miteshiro-no-Obito.

Quotes

Grrr... Why do Shinto gods have such long names?
John Constantine about the name of Amenominakanushi.

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Trivia

  • Its name means "Deity of the Augustus Center of Heaven".
  • A somewhat interesting fact about the god is that she does livestream on planet Earth, even though he (in his female form) is a very powerful primordial god who could destroy that planet and the entire universe with a proton from his little finger.
  • Amenominakanushi is a concept that is derived from Myoken, a chinese war deity representing the star Ursa Minoris or the North Star, hence why one of his titles are 'Spirit of the North Star'. It is said that praying for the Spirit of the North Star emulates great success in battle.
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