Japanese - A Shinto fire-god. Son of Izanagi and Izanami. His mother died giving birth to this deity. His father decapitated him and from his blood sprang Hi-Hiya-Hi and four (or sixteen) other deities. In some references, referred to as Kazu-Tsuchi, Hino-haya, Hino-haya, Hinokagutsuchi, Hinokagutsuchi, Ho-masubi, Ho-masubi, Ho-musubi, Ho-musubi, Kagu-tsuchi, Kagu-tsuchi, Kazu-tsuchi, Kagutsuchi, Kagutsuchi, Homasubi, Homasubi or Homusubi.

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