shiyakujin no hokora
A Book of Little Traditions
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Human kami – 06 / 10 / 2014
akitsumi-kami あきつみかみ 現御神
akitsu (present, existing, actual)
mi- (honorable)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ Manifest kami
arahito-gami あらひとがみ 現人神
ara (present, existing, actual)
hito (person)
gami | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ kami that manifests in human form
iki-kami いきかみ 生神
iki (life)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ Living kami
❖ Also called ikigami
ikigami いきがみ 生神
iki (life)
gami | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
ningen-shin にんげんしん 人間神
nin (person)
gen | ken (interval, space)
ningen (human being, man, person)
shin | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ Human beings whose spirit are worshipped as kami

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