Name: Amaterasu

Origin and Meaning of the Name Amaterasu

  • Meaning:
    Who illuminates heaven
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    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (AH mah teh rah soo)
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    Itself (Amaterasu)
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    Amaterasu means "shining heaven, or shining over heaven" in Japanese. This is in Japanese mythology, a sun goddess, and perhaps the most important Shinto deity. Amaterasu's main sanctuary is Ise-Jingue situated on Ise, on the island of Honshu.

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