Sukune (宿禰)

Sukune was one of the kabane (hereditary titles) established by Yakusa no Kabane (the eight hereditary titles). It was placed as the third rank next to Mahito, Ason.

Sukune was given to the clans branched from a family of god such as Otomo clan, Saeki clan who mainly had the title of Muraji.

It seemed that Sukune was used as a name such as NOMI no Sukune, ASHIDA no Sukune, TAKEUCHI no Sukune in the early Yamato Dynasty (the first century - the fourth century).

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