As the youngest of eighty brothers, he had a few problems with bullying — actually a lot of problems — but he got to be a god and they didn’t, so ner ner yar boo and sucks.
It all started with a flayed rabbit, as the best stories so often don’t. There it was, lying in the road as Okuninushi and his brothers were on their way to a magnificent royal party.
The brothers teased and tortured the poor creature before hurrying off to meet the sexy princess Suseri-Hime. Okuninushi took pity and helped the rabbit — which revealed itself to be a god.
After that, he was blessed with amazing special powers — he cheated death several times, eloped with the sexy princess and eventually found himself in a royal battle of wits with her grumpy father Susano-wo.
Susano-wo threw every kind of horror at him, including bees, snakes, lice, and a terrifying species of killer centipede. But Okuninushi magically dealt with all these troubles and eventually his father-in-law decided he wasn’t so bad after all.
Eventually Okuninushi teamed up with Sukuna-Bikona and set about putting the Earth to rights. He is now continuing the work started by creator gods Izanagi and Izanami. You can help him with a donation of good wishes.
Okuninushi Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: O-Kuni-Nushi, Onamuji
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: the Earth
Area of expertise: Earth
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1925
Cite this article
Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.
Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.