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AMATERASU

Picture of AMATERASU from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Japanese Sun Goddess

Central Shinto Sun Goddess

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.

AMATERASU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : AMATERASU
Location : Japan
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 20200

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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. 1 August 2014.

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