Pure Love X Insult Complex Chapter 677-
Tsukuyomi Kami. Usually, its written as (Counting the months), and is expressed as i(The nickname of the moon), however, If I recall, its also has a notation as (Viewing the moon at night),
In short, Tsukiko and Yomikos name is Tsukuyomi when you add them together.
Its the name of the God of the Moon.
Counting the months and viewing the moon are the same thing. It means to see the phases of the moon and know the flow of time
It was for the Lunar calendar in the past. The moon was the calendar alternative. Identifying the change of season and agricultural schedule is made by looking up at the moon
I see. That means looking at the moon at night was crucial.
However, Tsukiyomi-Kami is a strange god1
Danna-sama, you do know about Amaterasu-no-Mikoto, right?
Well, I know at least that much. Its the greatest God in Japan. The Goddess of Sun
Tsukuyomi is Amaterasus younger brother
The Sun God and Moon God are siblings. I know that much.
Then as for the other brother, Susanoo-no-Mikoto
Susanoo, thats the one who took down Yamato-no-Orochi, isnt it?
Yes indeed. Hes not a human but a God
Wait, if Amaterasus the Sun God, Tsukuyomi is the Moon God, then what God is Susanoo?
If theres already a sun and moon, whats the other? 2
If hes a God, then what kind of God?
I mean, what I only know about Susanoo is that he defeated Yamata-no-Orochi.
Thats the problem
Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo, these were the three pillars of God born from Izanagi-no-Mikoto at the same time. Did you know?
Izanagi and Izanami, isnt it?
I do remember their names at least.
Yes. In Japan mythology, Izanagi-no-Mikoto and Izanami-no-Mikoto gave birth to Land itself. Its the myth of birth of the country
I remember reading that in a library book as a child.
Izanagi is a male god and Izanami is the female. Then, the female God said something is lacking in me, so the male god said I will fill whats lacking in you, thus he filled her and the country was born
In short, they had sex and made a child!
Oh, the lacking is the female genital, and the filling is the male genital. I see.
Afterwards, Izanami burned to death after the birth of the fire god Kagutsuchi. Thus, Izanagi went to Yomi(the dead world) to meet the dead Izanami
I know that. In the end, the husband came back from hell alone, didnt he?
Its not Hell. Its the land of the dead
It must be the same in Masters image, but Hell and the land of the dead are different things
There are different views of life and death depending on the religion. In Buddhism and Christianity, Hell is a place where youre punished for your since when you were alive
Izanami-san just gave birth to the God of Fire and died because of it, its not like she did something wrong and taken to hell, did she? I mean, Japan myths have no concept of heaven and hell. Anyway, everyone who dies goes to Yomi, whether theyre a good or bad person. Thats the idea
Michi, Misuzu, and Nei relay with each other on teaching me.
Everyone knows a lot.
Well, putting that aside, Izanagi who came back from the land of the dead did a purification ceremony to go back to the surface. He washed his body with water. A lot of Gods were born at that time
The first child, Amaterasu, was born from Izanagi washing his left eye. Tsukuyomi was born when he washed his right eye. And Susanoo is supposedly born from washing his nose
Michi follows up with Nei.
Oh, I see.
I didnt remember the details that much.
And so, Yo-chan. Dont you think that its strange?
Huh? What is?
At first, the country was born from the male and female god having sex. After that, Izanagi and Izanami created many other gods
However, since Izanami separated and went to the land of the dead, Izanagi alone made gods one after another
Yeah, the rules deviated.
In fact, from the time Izanami was burned down by the fire god, Gods having sex and giving birth to other Gods have stopped
Thats right, talk about Izanami getting ill that she gave birth to the god of vomit, piss, and shit! Whats the name of the urine god again?
Mitsuhanome-no-Kami and Wakumusubi-no-kami
As expected of Misuzu, she knows a lot when it comes to peeing.
Well, so far, its the female god giving birth, but after Izanamis death, new gods are born even from the tears of the sad Izanagi. In short, its when male gods start giving birth to gods
A male god produces gods alone.
Yeah, thats some major rule change.
In the myths, it seems that the male and female god giving birth to a new one is a late occurrence. The Japanese mythology has returned to their old types since Izanagis death
And so! Well, after purifying the dirt from the land of the dead, Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, and Susanoo were born!
Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi are from the eyes.
Susanoo is from the nose.
And so, Yo-chan, have you heard of Tsukuyomis name before? Did you know about them?
No, I dont know a lot
Yeah. Of course. Its not that common after all. After all, he never appeared in other myths after his birth
The only written myth on Tsukuyomi is that he killed Uke Mochi no Kami, the Hainuwele God in Japan. Thats why Amaterasu moved her away
Really, thats the only description about him
Somehow, I dont get it but, theyre saying that theres not much written about Tsukuyomi?
Yo-chan, dont you think thats strange? The moons so crucial to Japan, you see? But the God of the moon has hardly anything written about him
Yeah, thats strange.
Everyone knows about the sun god, Amaterasu but they dont talk about the moon God
Then, theres Susanoo. Their father, Izanagi made Amaterasu, the Sun God, govern the Takamagahara(heaven) And Tsukuyomi, the Moon God, rules the Yoru no Osu Kuni(the country that eats at night) At that time, there are books that tell that Susanoo was ordered to rule over the ocean, but its not much known. However, Susanoo is supposed to have refused the order of his father and went to Yomi, where his mother is
Then, before going to Yomi, he would like to see his sister, so he came to the Takamagahara, but the elder sister doubted that Susanoo mightve come to attack
To clear that doubt, Amaterasu and Susanoo made a written vow. As a result, a god was born. The first is Munakata-sanjojin, and five gods were born afterward. They were all good gods, so Susanoos innocence is proved, however
Thats sex between two Gods, isnt it?
Thats right. The female god Amaterasu, and the male god, Susanoo had sex and gave birth to Gods. In short, its back with the rules of Izanagi and Izanami
Amaterasu and Susanoo are siblings, isnt it? Was that okay back then?
I asked just in case.
I think theyre not siblings
Lets see, what I mean is this; myths are hybrids. It isnt a single story told over time, but a bundle of different stories combined, patched, or sometimes cut out, to make some jumble
Each of the clans had their own myths. Its often rewritten to the myth of the conquering clans. However, it doesnt mean that the winning clan myths always remain
If it was an exciting story, then the losing clans myth is also incorporated into the winning clans myth. Basically how the Roman empire taking over the Green myths
Sometimes, its just a part. For example, the stories of King Arthur, then Tristan and Isolde were separate, but before anyone noticed, Tristan has become one of the knights in King Arthurs round table
Nei and Misuzu continue their talk.
Does anyone understand what these two are talking about?
Yeah, Ruriko, Michi, Mana, and the Takakura sisters know whats going on.
Those who are dumbfounded are Megu, Agnes, and me.
Oh, I get it now! That means that Susanoo was just inserted later in the Japanese myth, is he?
You understood that?!!!
I think so
There is a shrine for a God which is believed to be the ancient name of Amaterasu, which is Amateru shrine in Tsushima. Tsukuyomis shrine is in the Sanuki. However, theres no shrine revering Susanoo. These two shrines are ancient. In short, there have initially been faith in the Sun God, Amaterasu, and Moon God, Tsukuyomi
Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi existed as Gods first.
Susanoos nature is of a Hero God. In short, he was someone who acted heroically that the people deified him. Therefore he became a God
And so, Yo-chan also knows about Susanoos legend. He has shown his innocence in Ukei(Shinto divination ritual) about coming to Takamagahara but, in the end, he went berserk, that it caused Amaterasu to withdraw to Ama-no-Iwato. Thus, Susanoo was kicked out of Takamagahara
Then, he went down to the land of Izumo and defeated Yamata-no-Orochi Thus, the land of Izumo has become indigenous and reigned the country
Oh, I know that one.
IN short, Susanoo became a hero because he defeated Yamata-no-Orochi, and so the story of the hero who defeated Orochi and the tale of Amaterasu of Takamagahara are united.
Yeah, well, its almost correct Yo-chan, but theres one thing
In Kojiki, Nihon-Shoki, the legend of Yamata-no-Orochi is an event in Izumo
Its not written in Izumo Fudoki
Fudoki is a book in the Imperial court where they recorded all the events during the Nara period. Among them are origins of names of places and legends but most of it have been scattered and lost, and even now there are lost parts in the cultural records, but fortunately, the cultural records for Izumo are still intact
And As Nei-chan said, Yamata-no-Orochis legend isnt in there
That means it wasnt written.
In short, Yamata-no-Orochi isnt a legend in Izumo
The government officials in the Imperial Court desperately compiled and edited them due to the order. If its a legend that Izumo always had then it cant possibly have no records. But, there wasnt any
Its true that Susanoos model was someone from Izumo. Its known because there was a shrine worshipping Susanoo since the ancient times
Susanoo is real.
Its possible that Susanoo was a king in Izumo and for him to gain a legend, Susanoo made the legend of Orochi Termination from the other region his
There are similar examples. Since Fujiwara no Hidesato defeated Taira no Masakado, Tawara no Tota(Hidesato) is now the one who took down the Giant Centipede!
Fujiwara no Hidesato was an actual person.
Although the Giant Centipede isnt real.
But for the time being, Susanoo had a real person as a model, but was it okay to incorporate him to the legendary myths of Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi?
Even reaching Takamagahara, a world of legend.
Susanoo came from Izumo, a story modeled from reality.
No, I think that the event modeled the story about the Ama-no-Iwato
Thinking about it, how about this? There was a King who became a model of Susanoo who had the power over the land of Izumo. That king came to the neighboring country to negotiate. That neighboring country is, of course, worried that Susanoo came to take over their country.
Therefore, Susanoo said Thats not the case. I came here to build a friendly relationship and swore in front of God. At that time, he had sex with the royal princess of the neighboring country, or a shrine maiden serving the God. Basically, marital binds. Thats why children are born, I think?
So thats the ritual Susanoo and Amaterasu made?
And in the end, Susanoo, or maybe the army he brought poorly behaved, and it annoyed the neighboring country, so they were kicked out
So thats Susanoos expulsion from Takamagahara.
Since its told as a legend, often the chronological order of events or the context is broken. Anyway, the original Amaterasu myths and Susanoo myths were mixed up and now taking the present form
So, what about Ama-no-Iwato?
Hmm. I think that was modeled from Amaterasu. Amaterasu appears in the legend of Ama-no-Iwato because it belongs to the Susanoo Legend
Oh, the character appearing in Susanoos story is named Amaterasu.
Therefore, the being hiding in Ama-no-Iwato is perhaps the person who became the model of Amaterasu at that time. Or maybe, its a story of an old shrine maiden that died and is replaced by a new one
Or maybe, the solar eclipse happened by chance
But, all of it is interesting, so they were compiled as legends you see!
Edies read a lot of mythology books.
Shes really an intelligent girl.
In that case, there is no model of Tsukuyomi in Susanoo or Amaterasus story. If there were no stories about a real person, then there are no stories for Tsukuyomi. Thats the idea
I see, if there were a human episode, then;
That meant that some real persons actions were made in that Gods name.
Tsukuyomi hardly has episodes.
In short, there are no models.
Izanagi purified himself after coming from the land of the dead, he washed his left eye, and the sun God, Amaterasu is born, he washed his right eye, and Tsukuyomi, the moon god, is born. Yeah, thats a poetic image. Theyre saying that Gods eyes are the sun and moon in the sky
I see. So thats the impression.
Afterwards, he washed his nose, and Susanoo was born, no matter how you think about it, it was a retrofit, it gave a strange impression. A wild man was born together with the Sun and Moon]
Neis right, the myth was probably added.
And so, lets return to the main topic
Nei looks at Tsukiko.
I heard that Takkaura shrine is one with a very long history
Tsukiko stares motionlessly.
Your names Tsuki, and Yomi refers to the God, Tsukuyomi, doesnt it?
Tsukiko looks up.
Yes, thats right
In short, its a really old one, even surpassing the Nihon Shokis establishment?
Tsukikos reply made Nei smile.
I see, I knew it. My guess was right, Yo-chan
Nei looks at me.
I finally get it now so Ill go back to being a photographer
She said and held the camera.
Y-Ya-chan, what did you find out?
Not telling~ Ask Mii-chan if you want, I wont say anything
Whats going on?
I look at Misuzu.
To think that Grandfather fooled us again
I thought that it would come to this. When Grandfathers talking a lot, hes planning something
Sorry, I didnt get anything from that
All I can do is give up.
Why are all my women smarter than me?
Before that, Tsukiko-sama, let me ask one thing
What is it?
Could you tell us the name of your late mother?
The Takakura shrine maiden, Tsukiko, and the sisters mother.
Luna is also another Tsuki.
And you have relatives who also were in the Takakura shrine, yes?
Yes, thats right
From what I heard, the Yakuza who took over the Takakura shrine sent in a new head priest from the Takakura branch family.
And is there someone who has Yomi in their name among that family?
Yes, my Aunts name is Kiyomi
And is that Aunt the sister of your mother?
Yes, shes mothers little sister
Thank you. Ive connected the dots now
Ive always wondered, Tsukiko-samas mother had three daughters but, what about the previous shrine maidens?
The shrine maidens before Tsukikos mother?
The shrine maidens must mediate between the Yakuza dispute.
They have sex with both bosses and give birth to a child.
The conflict is put to an end with the birth of the child.
I wondered about all the other children of the former shrine maidens
Right now, these girls with us.
Tsukiko and Luna are both children of arbitration.
Danna-sama, you do know the rules of Takakura-samas name, right?
When their names have Tsuki, then theyre the child of arbitration. Their father is the boss of Yakuza.
Her name has Yomi in it, so shes the daughter of the priest and the shrine maiden.
The sisters mothers name is Hazuki, and the current person on Takakura shrine is Kiyomi
Furthermore, theyre sisters.
Then that means.
The two of them were born from the previous generation shrine maiden
Perhaps, Hazuki-san was the child of arbitration, a child of Yakuzas boss.
Kiyomi-san was from the previous priest.
Thats how the Takakura shrine connect the blood of their shrine maidens
The Tsuki and Yomi daughters become shrine maiden alternately
1. Yes, I know, they keep changing from Tsuki to Tsuku, dont mind it that much, both are correct in a way
2. Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon