- Kuni-toko-tachi (or -dachi) no mikoto
- Eternal Spirit of the Land, or earthly-eternally standing deity. A kami regarded as primary in Yoshida shinto and specially revered also in ise (Watarai) Shinto. The kami is thought to be enshrined, though without a shintai, at the Kumano hongu taisha. According to the Nihongi Kunitokodachi was the first to appear at the creation of heaven and earth while in the Kojiki version a kami with the almost identical name of Kuni-no-toko-dachi is the sixth kami to appear and is listed among those who appear from a thing like a reed-shoot.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Brian Bocking.