Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Shinto Dawn Goddess

Also known as Ama-No-Uzume, Usume, Uzume

Picture of the Japanese Dawn Goddess Ame-no-Uzume from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Dawn Goddess of Dancing and Mirth

She sounds like a lot of fun. Known for her joyful whirling dance, she loves revelry, laughter, dancing and good times.

We are not sure how she manages to balance her duties as a Dawn Goddess though. How does she find the energy?

Her boyfriend is Sarutahiko, whom she persuaded to emigrate from Heaven down to the Earth as the nightclubs and bars stayed open much later.

Ame-no-Uzume Facts and Figures

Name: Ame-no-Uzume
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ama-No-Uzume, Usume, Uzume

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Dawn
Area of expertise: Dawn

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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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