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Definition of the noun amaterasu
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- central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan
- Amaterasu, nicknamed Ammy by Issun, is the main protagonist of Okami. She is also known by villagers of Kamiki in her past life as Shiranui. Amaterasu is the Sun Goddess to all of Nippon, and the "origin of all that is good and mother to us all.
- Amaterasu is a fictional character from the 1963 film Little Prince and the Eight Headed Dragon.
"Amaterasu" is a musical album of David Fridlund.
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Amaterasu, Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru meaning "shining in heaven." The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-ōmikami, is "the great august kami who shines in the heaven". The Emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of Amaterasu.
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The Witches' Goddess (2012)
by Janet and Stewart Farrar
On the one hand, it is man-conceived: Ishtar or Brighid or Aphrodite or Parvati or Amaterasu is a product of the human imagination. But the Archetype itself is real; the Goddess exists. So the more adequate the man-conceived symbols, the ...
by James F. Lewis, William G. Travis
Since the kami Amaterasu is the divine ancestor of Jimmu, the earliest human being, it is easy to see the close and unbroken connection between divine and human beings. Ordinary mortals may be thought of as kami, though they typically are ...
The Tales of the Heike (2006)
by Burton Watson, Haruo Shirane
Amaterasu is the tutelary deity of the imperial family. 4. Amanokoyane is the tutelary deity of the Fujiwara clan, the most powerful aristocratic family for much of the Heian period. 5. This is an allusion to the Book of Songs the admonition 31.
Missionary Discussions: Twelve Returned Missionaries Talk About Their Experiences and Tell Why They Would Serve Again in a Heartbeat (2005)
The Sun Goddess Amaterasu is the most important Kami. Buddhist gods are classified into four categories: Nyorai, Bosatsu, Myo-o, and Tenbu. (www.japan- guide.com). What's it like teaching someone who doesn't believe in Christ to begin ...
by David Leeming
Amaterasu God discovers the trick and forces the devil to spit out the hidden material, which becomes the world's...
by Wendy Doniger, Merriam-Webster, Inc
AMATERASU a symbol of inexhaustible plenty and became the attribute of various divinities and of rivers as fertilizers of the land. AMARAVATI \.3-m3-'ra-v3- te, ,a-\, also spelled Amara- vathi, town, east-central Andhra Pradesh state, southern ...
by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff
AMATERASU 43 table acts, or even morality. The movement seems to have occurred only in the dioceses of Cadiz and Seville, but the wariness of later theologians toward mysticism may have been, in part, a reaction to the notorious ...
by Allison Lee Palmer
AMATERASU SHRINE, ISE, JAPAN. The Amaterasu Shrine, located in the city of Ise in Mie Prefecture in southern Japan, is a temple dedicated to the goddess of the sun and universe sacred to the Shinto religion that is part of a larger shrine ...
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Scrabble value of A1M3A1T1E1R1A1S1U1
The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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