THE STORY OF AMATERASU - The Shinto Sun Goddess and Mother of All
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Learn in this video the story of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess and Mother of all in Shinto, the native religion of Japan.

In this video I talk about the treasures and symbols of Amaterasu as well as her archetype and an analysis of her myth.

I also talk about other Kamis that are important in her story such as Izanami and Izanagi, her brothers Tuskuyomi and Susanoo and the Goddess of Dance and Joy Uzume.


00:00 Amaterasu
00:12 Deities in Shinto
01:32 Amaterasu hides in a cave
05:19 Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi
06:47 Interpreting Amaterasu's myth
07:38 Connecting with Amaterasu

Most of the images used are from a website called "Shinto Cocoro" ( This website and museum is dedicated to studying the Kojiki and the Kamis.

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