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1) Amaterasu. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The central Shinto deity, a sun goddess believed to be the ancestor of the Japanese royal family....

2) c. Religion. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...terms. This eventually led to an organized mythology centering around the Sun Goddess (Amaterasu Omikami) and her descendants, the imperial family. After the introduction...

3) Ise. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...and nuns were forbidden to enter the shrines. The Naigu, or Inner Shrine, is dedicated to Amaterasu-o-mikami, the "divine ancestress" of the imperial family, and...

4) Shinto. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the Ruler of Heaven. The emperors of Japan are said to be descended from the sun goddess Amaterasu-o-mi-kami, in unbroken line beginning with the first, Jimmu, who...

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