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AMATERASU

A picture showing the legend of AMATERASU taken from our Japanese mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Japanese Gods, Japanese Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Shinto Sun Goddess born from the tear in [IZANAGI]'s eye.

She had to take refuge in a cave following a bit of domestic violence. 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.

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Article last updated on 03 August 2010
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT AMATERASU : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : AMATERASU
Location : Japan
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3182

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