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Amaterasu (Japan)

Amaterasu was the Japanese sun goddess who was born from the left eye of the primeval being Izanagi. The ruler of the Plain of Heaven, she was the oldest daughter of Izanagi. She hid in a cave until Uzume lured her out, at which time a beam of light, the dawn, escaped.

Amaterasu
Amaterasu is a Japanese sun goddess.

Amaterasu
According to the oldest Japanese religion, Shinto, Amaterasu was the sun goddess who was born from the left eye of the primeval being Izanagi.

Amaterasu
Japanese story of how Amaterasu was driven to hide in a cave and then persuaded to come out again.

The Sun Behind the Rock
Amateras-Ohmikami is the greatest Japanese god, the sun goddess. Her brother Susanoh made her so angry that she hid behind a rock until lulled out by a party.

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