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zôka-no-sanshin – 06 / 10 / 2014
zôka-no-sanshin ぞうかのさんしん 造化の三神
zô (create, make)
ka (change, take the form of)
zôka (creation)
no (possessive particle)
san (three)
shin | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ Three kami that appeared at the beginning of the creation of heaven and earth (See ame-tsuchi) and were the basis for the birth and growth of all things
❖ Also called zôkasanshin
zôkasanshin ぞうかさんしん 造化三神
zô (create, make)
ka (change, take the form of)
zôka (creation)
san (three)
shin | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
ame-no-minaka-nushi-no-kami あめのみなか
ぬしのかみ
天之御中
主の神
ame (heaven)
no (possessive particle)
mi- (honorable)
naka (center)
nushi (master, lord)
no (possessive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ (Literally: kami ruling the center of heaven)
takamimusubi-no-kami たかみむすび
のかみ
高御産巣日
の神
taka (tall, high)
mi- (honorable)
mu. (bear, give birth, yield)
su (nest)
bi | hi (sun)
musubi (the power of becoming, creation)
no (possessive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ (Literally: exalted musubi kami)
❖ Related to the amatsu-kami
kamimusubi-no-kami かみむすび
のかみ
神産巣日
の神
kami (adj. - divine)
mu. (bear, give birth, yield)
su (nest)
bi | hi (sun)
musubi (the power of becoming, creation)
no (possessive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ (Literally: divine musubi kami)
❖ Related to the kunitsu-kami
❖ Also called kamimusubi
kamimusubi かみむすび 神産巣日
kami (adj. - divine)
mu. (bear, give birth, yield)
su (nest)
bi | hi (sun)
musubi (the power of becoming, creation)

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