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  • Japanese: 長髄彦 or 長脛彦 (Nagasunehiko)

Nagasunehiko is a mythological figure who appears in the Nihon shoki. A regional ruler, he opposes Emperor Jimmu in the latter's conquests, fighting Jimmu to a standstill both at Kusaka, and again in Kii or Yamato.

Nagasunehiko is eventually defeated by Jimmu's forces, who are aided by the heavenly bird Yatagarasu. Defeated, Nagasunehiko is later killed by his own overlord.


  • David Lu, Japan: A Documentary History, 10.