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Ninigi-no-Mikoto (瓊瓊杵尊) (also Ame-nigishi-kuni-nigishi-amatsuhiko-hiko-ho-no-ninigi-no-Mikoto) is, in Japanese mythology, the son of Ame no Oshihomimi no Mikoto and Takuhadachiji hime no Mikoto, and grandson of Amaterasu, who sent him down to earth to plant rice there. He was the great-grandfather of Emperor Jimmu. His name also appears as Ninigi (瓊瓊杵).

Amaterasu sent him to pacify Japan by bringing the three celestial gifts used by the emperor: the sword Kusanagi, the mirror Yata no kagami, and the jewel Yasakani no magatama. These three gifts signify that the emperor is the descendant of Amaterasu herself. The account of Ninigi no Mikoto being sent to earth appears in the Nihon Shoki.

Descendants and sources

Source 1st child 2nd child 3rd child 4th child
Kojiki Hoderi Hosuseri Hoori, Hikohohodemi
Nihon Shoki Base text Hosuseri Hikohohodemi Hoakari
Parts 1, 4 Not mentioned
Part 2 Hosuseri Hoakari Hikohohodemi, Hoori
Part 3 Hoakari Hosusumi, Hosuseri Hoorihikohohodemi
Part 5 Hoakari Hosusumi Hoori Hikohohodemi
Part 6 Hosuseri Hoori, Hikohohodemi
Part 7 Hoakari Hoyoori Hikohohodemi
Part 8 Hosuseri Hikohohodemi
Tenshoki Hosusori Hohodemi
Uetsufumi Hosuseri, Amateru-
Hoori, Amenigishi-kuninigishi-
Miyashita Documents Hoderi Hosuseri Hoori
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