Saruto-hiko

Japanese - An earthly deity. He was the commander of the forces supporting Ninigi when he took the throne from Onamuji. In some accounts, he is described as a monkey-god and was said to have fathered a number of children on Ilzume. Their descendants, known as miko, were shamans or attendants at shrines. He is now regarded as the guardian of cross-roads and procreation. Also commonly called Saruto-hiko, Saruda-hiko, Saruda-hiko or Saruta-hiko.

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