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Amaterasu Omikami

Definition of the noun amaterasu omikami

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  1. central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Amaterasu Omikami: Amaterasu
    • instance of: Japanese deity = a deity worshipped by the Japanese

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Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Religion (1993)

by M. Pye

The imperial ancestress and sun-goddess Amaterasu Omikami is enshrined in the Naikü, and the god Toyouke Omikami in the Gekū. According to legend, the Naikü was founded in the year 5 CE, during the reign of Emperor Suinin ( legendary ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Shinto (2005)

by Brian Bocking

Inscrolls and reproductions ofthe oracles Amaterasu omikami appears in the centrewith Hachiman Daibosatsu to the rightand Kasuga Daimyōjinto the left.The oracles included Buddhist and Confucian ideasonpurity ofmind, honesty and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Religion (2005)

Amaterasu Omikami : The divinity of the Sun Amaterasu : A high-ranking goddess of the sun, according to Shinto. At one time, the emperor of Japan was believed to be a divine descendant of the goddess Amaterasu. Amavasya : New Moon.

Google previewWomen's Studies Encyclopedia (1999)

by Helen Tierney

sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami became the principal deity in Japan's native religion of Shinto. Imperial princesses functioned as priestesses at major shrines of Amaterasu. In villages the central role of women in folk religion and Shinto ...

Google previewTuttle Dictionary of the Martial Arts of Korea, China & Japan (2013)

by Daniel Kogan, Sun-jin Kim, Nikolaos Kontogiannis, Hali Wong

Achilles' tendon Amaterasu OMikami (J) [Shinto] the sungoddess amhei (C) [Common Usage]secretor hidden weapon amiuchi (J) [ Sumo] (lit.

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