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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Amaterasu, Amaterasu Omikami(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Amaterasu(ProperNoun)

    The Japanese sun goddess.

  2. Amaterasu(ProperNoun)

    the sun

Freebase

  1. Amaterasu

    Amaterasu, Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru meaning "shining in heaven." The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-ōmikami, is "the great august kami who shines in the heaven". The Emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of Amaterasu.

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