Amaterasu

Amaterasu Shinto Sun Goddess - Archival Art Print 8.5 x 11. $24.00, via Etsy.

Amaterasu Shinto Sun Goddess - Archival Art Print 8.5 x 11. $24.00, via Etsy.

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.

Personified Amaterasu by Sakimichan.

Personified Amaterasu by Sakimichan.

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

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

Amaterasu [天照], 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.  In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

Amaterasu [天照], 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. In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

Mizuhanada, Okami, Issun-Boshi, Amaterasu, Wolf, Goddess

Mizuhanada, Okami, Issun-Boshi, Amaterasu, Wolf, Goddess

Amaterasu | by soulwithin465 on tumblr

Amaterasu | by soulwithin465 on tumblr

Okami-Den, OMG the adorable-ness (my Okami game is somewhere, gotta pull it out!)

Okami-Den, OMG the adorable-ness (my Okami game is somewhere, gotta pull it out!)

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.

"The power of the wolf goddess ran through her, her sea-foam fur and blood-etched markings. She vowed to continue on, despite  misgivings...because she knew she would NOT fail."

"The power of the wolf goddess ran through her, her sea-foam fur and blood-etched markings. She vowed to continue on, despite misgivings...because she knew she would NOT fail."

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