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.

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.)

The best animal cosplay I've seen

The best animal cosplay I've seen

minimalist okami shiranui | <3 looooove

minimalist okami shiranui | <3 looooove

Finally time for Amaterasu. She is the goddess of the sun and mother of all the gods, but she is also the dog goddess. She has the power of Sunrise. http://konjo.sub.jp/o-kami/00.htm On pixv: 民

Finally time for Amaterasu. She is the goddess of the sun and mother of all the gods, but she is also the dog goddess. She has the power of Sunrise. http://konjo.sub.jp/o-kami/00.htm On pixv: 民

Okami - Amaterasu now I need a dog

Okami - Amaterasu now I need a dog

Amaterasu by DarkLestat.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Amaterasu by DarkLestat.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Amaterasu. Because mythology is always awesome

Amaterasu. Because mythology is always awesome

"Amaterasu, Shinto Sun Goddess"; Art Print Legend in; "The GODDESS / Psychology of Female Power" http://thesisterhoodpsychology.weebly.com/

"Amaterasu, Shinto Sun Goddess"; Art Print Legend in; "The GODDESS / Psychology of Female Power" http://thesisterhoodpsychology.weebly.com/

Deviant art has such good artists. White Light Majesty by Lhuin.deviantart.com on @deviantART.

Deviant art has such good artists. White Light Majesty by Lhuin.deviantart.com on @deviantART.

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