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NINIGI
Also known as NINIGI-NO-MIKOTO

A picture showing the legend of NINIGI taken from our Japanese mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Japanese Gods, Japanese Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

God of Rice and also God of the Japanese Imperial family. So he's a bit starchy and hard-boiled.

The grandson of AMATERASU, she passed on to him the sacred items that are the Japanese equivalent to the Crown Jewels only more so: a mirror, a necklace and the sacred sword.

His wife is the delightful Princess Blossom KONOHANA, with whom he fathered several fiery siblings including HOSUSERI and the famous huntin' and fishin' brothers HOORI and HODERI.

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Article last updated on 07 May 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT NINIGI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : NINIGI
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : NINIGI-NO-MIKOTO
Popularity index : 478

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