Ōkuninushi

Gender Masculine
Scripts 大国主(Japanese Kanji) おおくにぬし(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. O-KOO-NYEE-NOO-SHEE(Japanese)
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Meaning & History

Means "master of the great country", from Japanese (ō) meaning "big, great", (kuni) meaning "country, land" and (nushi) meaning "master". In Japanese myth he was the divine ruler of the lands, until the gods of the heavens seized control and he retreated to the unseen world.

Entry added April 25, 2021