Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess.

Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess.

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

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

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 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.

Amaterasu. Because mythology is always awesome

Amaterasu. Because mythology is always awesome

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.

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Amaterasu | by soulwithin465 on tumblr

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

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

Goddess of Sun by =AinaShadox on deviantART

Goddess of Sun by =AinaShadox 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

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