Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The central Shinto deity, a sun goddess believed to be the ancestor of the Japanese royal family.

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  • proper noun mythology The Japanese sun goddess.
  • proper noun poetic the sun

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  • noun central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan

Etymologies

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From Japanese 天照 (Amaterasu).

Examples

  • In the Shinto religion that had held sway in Japan before the coming of the Buddha’s teachings, and that had now been assimilated into Buddhist faith, the sun was called Amaterasu, and as a god she could no more ignore the Heart Sutra’s command than a vampire could.

    Blood Ninja II

  • In the Shinto religion that had held sway in Japan before the coming of the Buddha’s teachings, and that had now been assimilated into Buddhist faith, the sun was called Amaterasu, and as a god she could no more ignore the Heart Sutra’s command than a vampire could.

    Blood Ninja II

  • In the Shinto religion that had held sway in Japan before the coming of the Buddha’s teachings, and that had now been assimilated into Buddhist faith, the sun was called Amaterasu, and as a god she could no more ignore the Heart Sutra’s command than a vampire could.

    Blood Ninja II

  • Ise, shrine of Sun at; Yamatodake at shrine; swords offered; oracle calls Amaterasu an avatar of Buddha; Watarai shrine; revolt of 1414 in; rebuilding shrines; Oda seize; Mori insults the shrine

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

  • VG Tribue interestingly enough called Amaterasu a "combination of Serv-Bot's low-to-the-ground quickness with Magneto's area-of-effect blasts," and quickly secured the character on his list.

    Chicago Night Fights: Marvel vs Capcom 3 Visits Chicago

  • The final sequence is pretty fun, with "Amaterasu" promising the Grand Duke that he will see what he can do for him on the subject of keeping Lachesis in Bastogne, while Ladios Sopp manages to get to the Fatima who has been eavesdropping all the time.

    Anime Nano!

  • To sum it up, Amaterasu the sun goddess was traumatized by her brother Susano'o and hid in a cave.

    The Impossible Man - Ep.17: Cherry Blossom Festival

  • They describe how the sun goddess Amaterasu, born from the left eye of the creator god Izanagi, sent her grandson Ninigi to Earth on the Japanese island of Kyushu to wed an earthly deity.

    Japanese Roots « Isegoria

  • According to legend, Amaterasu withdrew into a cave to hide from the irritating antics of Her bothersome brother, Susu-wo-no, the Storm God.

    Donna Henes: The Winter Solstice: The Sun Is Born!

  • A natural comedian, she got everyone to laugh so loud that Amaterasu came out of the cave in curiosity.

    The Impossible Man - Ep.17: Cherry Blossom Festival

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