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Kagutsuchi
Kagutsuchi
Name
Name: Kagutsuchi
Kanji: カグツチ
Other Name(s): Kagu (by Shinatsuhiko)
Profile
Race: God
Gender: Male
Occupation: God of Fire
Personal Status
Relative(s): Izanami (mother)
Izanagi (father)
Ebisu (older brother)
Amaterasu (younger half-sister)
Takemikazuchi (son)
Status: Alive
Media
Manga Debut: Ecstasy

Kagutsuchi (カグツチ) is the god of fire and volcanoes. He is one of the gods summoned to subjugate Bishamonten.

Appearance

Kagutsuchi is an adult god that appears to be in his early twenties. He has black hair and wears samurai garb with a long, white divine cloak.

Personality

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Skills and Abilities

Pyrokinesis: Kagutsuchi is able to create and control fire via breathing flames at his target.

In Japanese Lore

Kagutsuchi (カグツチ, historically 迦具土の神 or 火之迦具土; lit. "Incarnation of Fire". or 火産霊; lit. "Causer of Fire") was the final child of Izanami (イザナミ, historically 伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命; lit. "She Who Invites") and her husband Izanagi (イザナギ, historically 伊邪那岐; lit. "He Who Invites"). As a god who was born either made of fire or constantly expelling fire, his birth caused Izanami to be burned to death. In revenge, Izanagi cut off Kagutsuchi's head, then sliced his body into eight pieces, which became eight volcanoes. A shrine was built for him on Mt. Atago near Kyoto, where it is said he made his home.

Kagutsuchi's birth, in Japanese mythology, comes at the end of the creation of the world and marks the beginning of death. In the Engishiki, a source that contains the myth, Izanami, in her death throes, bears the water god Mizuhame, instructing her to pacify Kagutsuchi if he should become violent. This story also contains references to traditional fire-fighting tools: gourds for carrying water and wet clay and water reeds for smothering fires

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