Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess.

Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess.

Amaterasu. Because mythology is always awesome

Amaterasu. Because mythology is always awesome

White Light Majesty by Lhuin.deviantart.com on @deviantART

White Light Majesty by Lhuin.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Amaterasu: Japanese goddess, uniqe as one of the few women to personify the SUN.

Amaterasu: Japanese goddess, uniqe as one of the few women to personify the SUN.

Male and female versions of Okami (even though Amaterasu is definitely female...but Shiranui is sometimes referred to as a male.)

Male and female versions of Okami (even though Amaterasu is definitely female...but Shiranui is sometimes referred to as a male.)

Amaterasu (天照?) 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 (god) who shines in the heaven".[1] The Emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of Amaterasu.

Amaterasu (天照?) 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 (god) who shines in the heaven".[1] The Emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of Amaterasu.

Amaterasu - Japanese sun goddess.  Major deity of Shinto religion.  Goddess of sun and universe.  Her name means "shining heaven."  8th century text Kojiki and Nihon Shoki describe her being born from Izanagi-no-Mikoto while he was purifying himself after entering Yomi, the underworld.  Amaterasu came from his left eye.

Amaterasu - Japanese sun goddess. Major deity of Shinto religion. Goddess of sun and universe. Her name means "shining heaven." 8th century text Kojiki and Nihon Shoki describe her being born from Izanagi-no-Mikoto while he was purifying himself after entering Yomi, the underworld. Amaterasu came from his left eye.

Amaterasu | by soulwithin465 on tumblr

Amaterasu | by soulwithin465 on tumblr

Amaterasu | by kalakenka on tumblr

Amaterasu | by kalakenka on tumblr

Amaterasu Omikami or Okami by MyCKs.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Amaterasu Omikami or Okami by MyCKs.deviantart.com on @deviantART

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