HODERIAlso known as HODERI-NO-MIKOTO, FIRE-FLASH, UMISACHIHIKO, HONOSUSERI
Shinto God of Fishing
Otherwise known as Fire-Flash, he's the son of top god NINIGI and great-grandson of the Sun Goddess AMATERASU. Dad was surprised to discover he was going to be a dad ("Triplets? So soon? We've only been married one day!") and suspected his wife of illicit illegitimacy.
From then on, HODERI was known as Fire-Flash. After a while the fire died down and two more brothers were born. HOORI was born in the last glowing embers and they called him Fire-Fade. (Son number two, HOSUSERI, seems to have passed into obscurity.)
When HODERI grew up he became a fine fisherman, although rather a grouchy one. Sadly his fiery temper led to disaster when he quarreled with his younger brother over a humble fish hook. See the entry on HOORI for the whole tale.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HODERI-NO-MIKOTO, FIRE-FLASH, UMISACHIHIKO, HONOSUSERI
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