Born from a tear in IZANAGI’s left eye, while TSUKIYOMI, the Moon God, was born from his right.
She had to take refuge in a cave following a bit of domestic violence caused by SUSANOO. This caused a stoppage of sunlight and she had to be lured outside the barricaded entrance which involved a jewelled necklace and her reflection in a mirror.
What Goddess can resist a little flattery? And she does have a sunny personality.
Article last updated on 31 October 2013
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "AMATERASU: Goddess of the Sun from Japanese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Oct. 2013. Web. 24 July 2014.