Amaterasu Omikami


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Amaterasu Omikami

The most important divinity in Shinto mythology, the Sun goddess and ancestress of the imperial household. Her descendants unified the Japanese people.
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Noun1.Amaterasu Omikami - central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan
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Akihito reported his abdication in sanctuaries inside the Imperial Palace, including one honouring the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, from whom mythology says the imperial line is descended, and two others for departed emperors and Shinto gods.
According to Japanese mythology, a mirror and a jewel were used to lure the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami from the cave where she had withdrawn, plunging the world into darkness.
The main deity celebrated during Saijo Matsuri is Amaterasu Omikami (the Great Goddess Amaterasu), the Sun Goddess and ancestress of the Imperial House of Japan, who is best known for a mythological incident which is currently seen as the first (and quite complete) description of a matsuri.
President Barack Obama and other G7 partners one-by-one at Ise Grand Shrine in central Japan, dedicated to sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, mythical ancestress of the emperor.
Old Sol has served as one of the supreme forces in a great variety of religions (1): Egyptian Ra and Horus, Sumerian Utu, Mesopotamian (Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian) Shamash, Canaanite Shapash (also known as the "torch of the gods"), Syrian Elagabalus, (2) Roman Apollo, Incan Inti, Aztec (also known as "people of the sun") Tonatiuh, Hindu Surya, Shinto Amaterasu Omikami (Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven), and Slavic Dajbog, just to mention some of the major figures.