Amaterasu: Return of the Sun: A Japanese Myth (Graphic by Paul D. Storrie

By Paul D. Storrie

This photo novel tells the tale of Amaterasu, the japanese Shinto goddess of the sunlight. Amaterasu's mom and dad create the 1st 8 islands of Japan. Amaterasu's father later places his childrens answerable for components of the flora and fauna. appealing and kindly Amaterasu is made the goddess of the solar. yet her brother, Susano, god of the ocean and storms, is jealous of his sister's place. In worry of Susano's mood, Amaterasu hides in a cave, plunging the realm into darkness. the opposite gods and goddesses needs to get a hold of a shrewdpermanent plan to trap Amaterasu from her hiding position and repair order to the realm.

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It marks the day she emerged from the cave and the sun returned. ameno tajikarawo: (ah-meh-no tahjih-kah-rah-woh): the Shinto god of strength fields of heaven: paradise, the home of the gods high above the earth ishikori-dome (ee-shee-kor-ee doo-mee): a Shinto smith (someone who forges metal objects) goddess. She is credited with creating the mirror used to lure Amaterasu from her cave. izanagi (ee-zah-nah-gee): the Shinto sky god who created the world with his wife, Izanami original pencil sketch from page 27 46 izanami (ee-zah-nah-mee): the Shinto earth goddess who created the world with her husband, Izanagi kami (kah-mee): divine spirits.

Omohi-kane (oh-moh-jih-kah-neh): a Shinto god of wisdom shikome (shih-koh-meh): foul women who inhabit Yomi shinto: the native religion of Japan. ” Shinto includes many gods and spirits, prayer and traditional ceremonies, and special foods. susano (soo-sah-noh): the Shinto god of the seas and of storms tsukiyomi (too-kee-yoh-mee): the Shinto god of the moon yomi (yoh-mee): the land of the dead further reading and websites Behnke, Alison. Japan in Pictures. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2003.

Ameno tajikarawo: (ah-meh-no tahjih-kah-rah-woh): the Shinto god of strength fields of heaven: paradise, the home of the gods high above the earth ishikori-dome (ee-shee-kor-ee doo-mee): a Shinto smith (someone who forges metal objects) goddess. She is credited with creating the mirror used to lure Amaterasu from her cave. izanagi (ee-zah-nah-gee): the Shinto sky god who created the world with his wife, Izanami original pencil sketch from page 27 46 izanami (ee-zah-nah-mee): the Shinto earth goddess who created the world with her husband, Izanagi kami (kah-mee): divine spirits.

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