|Listen! This origin is the venerable||shika to kike kono moto naru to yū no wa na||しかときけ このもとなると ゆうのハな|
|Kunitokotachi and Omotari.||Kunitokotachi ni Omotari sama ya||くにとこたちに をもたりさまや|
|After looking through the muddy waters,||kono okata doromizu naka o misumashite||このをかた どろみづなかを みすまして|
|these personages drew a fish and a serpent to them.||uo to mī to o soba i hikiyose||うをとみいとを そばいひきよせ|
Alternate English translations
Listen attentively! The originators are Kunitokotachi and Omotari Sama.
This couple, looking through the muddy water, drew near a fish and a serpent.
Listen attentively! Originally in this world, there were only the venerable Kunitokotachi and Omotari.
These deities, having carefully peered into the muddy waters, drew out close to themselves a merman and a white snake.
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Translator(s): Roy Forbes
16:12, 13 Listen attentively! I, the original God and Parent that created this world and human beings are Kunitokotachi-no-Mikoto and Omotari-no-Mikoto. It was these two divine Parents who looked through the muddy ocean and first drew the uo (fish) and mi (serpent) to Them, gradually exerted their minds and created human beings.
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