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yomo-tsu-kami – 06 / 12 / 2014
yomo-tsu-kami よもつかみ 黄泉津神
yo (yellow)
mo | izumi (spring, fountain)
tsu (genitive post-particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ kami ruling over the yomi
❖ Also called yomigami
yomigami よみがみ 黄泉神
yo (yellow)
mi | izumi (spring, fountain)
gami | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
yomo-tsu-ookami よもつおおかみ 黄泉津大神
yo (yellow)
mo | izumi (spring, fountain)
tsu (genitive post-particle)
oo (large, big)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ Great kami of yomiizanami-no-mikoto
yomotsuhisame よもつひさめ 黄泉津日狭女
yo (yellow)
mo | izumi (spring, fountain)
tsu (genitive post-particle)
hi (sun, day)
sa (cramped, narrow, tight)
me (woman, female)

❖ Hags of yomi
❖ Also called yomotsushikome
yomotsushikome よもつひこめ 泉津醜女
[yo (yellow) – implied]
mo | izumi (spring, fountain)
tsu (genitive post-particle)
shiko (ugly, unclean, shame, bad looking)
me (woman, female)
inpu いんぷ 陰府
in (shade, secret, shadow)
pu | fu (borough)

❖ Path to the netherworld (underworld)
❖ (See yomi)
yomi よみ 黄泉
yo (yellow)
mi | izumi (spring, fountain)

❖ (Literally: yellow spring)
❖ The underworld
❖ Also called yomi-no-kuni, yomo-tsu-kuni
yomi-no-kuni よみのくに 黄泉の国
yomo-tsu-kuni よもつくに 黄泉国
yo (yellow)
mi | izumi (spring, fountain)
no (possessive particle)
kuni (country, land)

yo (yellow)
mo | izumi (spring, fountain)
[tsu (genitive post-particle) – implied]
kuni (country, land)

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