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{August 23, 2010}   Edutainment: Amaterasu Omikami. Great Goddess Shining in Heaven

A third version of Sun Goddess’s origin occurs in the Kojiki (712 C.E.), the oldest extant source of Japanes mythology. This rendition of the story places it in a much more somber context, involving the ideas of death, putrefaction, and the need for purification. The narrative takes its point of departure in the various creative acts by which Izanagi and Izanami were producing the islands of Japan and the entire natural universe.

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