- the grandson of Amaterasu and first ruler of Japan.
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I come to meet Ninigi that I may pay homage to him and be his guide.
After many years, Ninigi divided his kingdom between two of his sons.
He therefore presented both his daughters to Ninigi, expressing the hope that the suitor's choice would fall upon Iha-naga.Myths & Legends of Japan
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The terrestrial deity, Sarudahiko, receiving news of the approach of Ninigi and his divine retinue, came out to greet him.
Ninigi took to wife the daughter of a terrestrial deity, and by her had two sons, Hosuseri and Hikohohodemi.