from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The central Shinto deity, a sun goddess believed to be the ancestor of the Japanese royal family.
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- proper n. The Japanese sun goddess.
- proper n. the sun
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- n. central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan
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.
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
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.
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.
A natural comedian, she got everyone to laugh so loud that Amaterasu came out of the cave in curiosity.
To sum it up, Amaterasu the sun goddess was traumatized by her brother Susano'o and hid in a cave.
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.
According to legend, Amaterasu withdrew into a cave to hide from the irritating antics of Her bothersome brother, Susu-wo-no, the Storm God.
Amaterasu was probably the wife, or daughter of the Sun-god Marduk.
The "brothers" of Amaterasu were the storm-god Susanoo and the moon-god Tsukuyomi.