Uke-mochi

Japanese - A Shinto food-goddess. Wife of Inari. Tsukiyomo thought that the food she offered him had been vomited up from Uke-mochi's stomach so he killed her. Her body brought forth various cereals, the silkworm, the ox and the horse. Her husband took over her duties. In some versions, Inari is female, in others the partners are regarded as aspects of Ugonomitama. At times, called Uke-mochi, Ugonomitama, Ugonomitama, Inari, Uga-no-kami, Uga-no-Mitama, Ukeomochi or Ukeomochi.

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