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AMATERASU - Goddess of Fire by SAMLIM AMATERASU - Goddess of Fire by SAMLIM
' AMATERASU - Goddess of Fire '

....the mythology behind fire goddess ' AMATERASU '.

The Japanese Shinto sun goddess, ruler of the Plain of Heaven, whose name means 'shining heaven' or 'she who shines in the heavens'. She is the central figure in the Shinto pantheon and the Japanese Imperial family claims descent from her 1. She is the eldest daughter of Izanagi. She was so bright and radiant that her parents sent her up the Celestial Ladder to heaven, where she has ruled ever since.

When her brother, the storm-god Susanowa, ravaged the earth she retreated to a cave because he was so noisy. She closed the cave with a large boulder. Her disappearance deprived the world of light and life. Demons ruled the earth. The other gods used everything in their power to lure her out, but to no avail. Finally it was Uzume who succeeded. The laughter of the gods when they watched her comical and obscene dances aroused Amaterasu's curiosity. When she emerged from her cave a streak of light escaped (a streak nowadays people call dawn). The goddess then saw her own brilliant reflection in a mirror which Uzume had hung in a nearby tree. When she drew closer for a better look, the gods grabbed her and pulled her out of the cave. She returned to the sky, and brought light back into the world.

Later, she created rice fields, called inada, where she cultivated rice. She also invented the art of weaving with the loom and taught the people how to cultivate wheat and silkworms.

Amaterasu's main sanctuary is Ise-Jingue situated on Ise, on the island of Honshu. This temple is pulled down every twenty years and then rebuild in its original form. In the inner sanctum she is represented by a mirror (her body). She is also called Omikami ("illustrious goddess") and Tensho Daijan (in Sino-Japanese pronunciation).

Long time ago in Japan, she was called the ' Illustrious ancestress of the Emperor' prior to 1945.
At that time, the Japanese Emperor disclaimed any form of divine ancestry and polytheistic ancestor worship was no longer permitted.

Amaterasu, goddess of the sun...fire in Japanese mythology.

The new generations of Amaterasu,....she had return...reborn....hidden amoung us in public.

...sexy....pretty....sedutive & hot's !
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ![link]
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Waruzimu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
very beautiful!
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:icondeliriousstateofmind:
Very fun and vibrant picture. Nice work!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Featured in 2010 Fairy Photomanipulations news article here [link]
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ZhuanYun Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Amazing colors! Fantastic work! :-)
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BonoArt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
awesome work, good job :D
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KamikaziNnja Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Amaterasu right?

just guessing.
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SAMLIM Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ya.....she's the new generation ' AMATERASU '.....beautiful goddess of the sun in Japanese mythology.

Long time ago in Japan, she was called the ' Illustrious ancestress of the Emperor' prior to 1945.
At that time, the Japanese Emperor disclaimed any form of divine ancestry and polytheistic ancestor worship was no longer permitted.

....she's re-born....return & hidden somewhere around us.
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Great job Sam
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
cool
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