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Kushimitama
The wondrous soul. Within conceptions of the soul, the kushimitama is a type of soul that brings about mysterious manifestations in human beings through supernatural power. It appears in conjunction with the sakimitama, the providing soul, which is the power behind the harvest. In the first volume of the Nihongi, these two souls appeared before Ōnamuchi and jointly became the kami Ōmiwa (Ōmononushi). The kushimitama is considered to have a medical function, curing illness and restoring people to health.
See Ichirei shikon ͺ.

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