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  • proper n. The grandson of Amaterasu and first ruler of Japan.

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  • n. grandson of Amaterasu and first ruler of Japan


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  • They describe how the sun goddess Amaterasu, born from the left eye of the creator god Izanagi, sent her grandson Ninigi to Earth on the Japanese island of Kyushu to wed an earthly deity.

    Japanese Roots « Isegoria

  • In his view, the rice god Ninigi was a Tenson seafarer from Korea who introduced intensive rice cultivation and imported an advanced culture, called Yayoi, which displaced Japan's more primitive Jomon tribes.

    The Ties That Bind

  • She refused to emerge until her sibling had been banished, and afterward her descendants -- including the rice god Ninigi -- were allowed to populate the land.

    The Ties That Bind

  • The god Ninigi had three sons, of whom the eldest was Hoderi no Mikoto and the youngest Hoori no Mikoto.

    Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends

  • Ninigi (grandson of the Sun Goddess) comes to Earth and settles in Kysh, whence he also brings the three sacred imperial regalia: a bronze mirror (symbol of the sun), an iron sword, and a jeweled necklace.

    e. Japanese Historical Mythology

  • According to Japanese myth, the sun goddess Amaterasu sent her grandson Ninigi to earth to establish an eternal dynasty.

    Japan's New Past

  • Alighting on the western island of Kyushu, Ninigi wed an earthly deity and built a palace where his line ruled for three generations.

    Japan's New Past

  • Legend holds that these two mounds belong to an early imperial ancestor, Ninigi, grandson of the sun goddess Amaterasu, and his wife.

    Imperial Tomb Mapped

  • Amaterasu sent her grandson, Ninigi-no-mikoto, to reign over Japan, and he was the great-grandfather of Jimmu Tenno, the first emperor.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Princess of the Myriad Looms of the Luxuriant Dragon-fly Island, * had borne a son, Hikoho no Ninigi, (Rice-Ears of Ruddy Plenty), and this boy having now grown to man's estate, it was decided to send him as ruler of Japan.

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era


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