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Hoori

by Micha F. Lindemans
In Japanese mythology, a son of Ninigi and his wife Ko-no-Hana and brother of Hoderi. His name means "Fire Fade". While Hoderi became a fisherman, Hoori became a hunter and eventually the ancestor of the Japanese emperors.

The two brothers once quarreled over a lost fishhook and Hoori descended to the bottom of the sea to look for it. Here he met the sea-god's daughter Otohime (Toyo-Tame) and they fell in love and were married. The sea-god then summoned all his fish and sent them looking for the fishhook until one of them finally found it.

The name of Hoori in Japanese.
The name of Hoori in Japanese.


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