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Religion Library: Shinto

Sacred Narratives

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The deities (kami) Izanagi and Izanami gave birth to all things, including the Japanese islands, and also to three major Japanese gods. One of these is Amaterasu, the sun goddess. The emperors of Japan, and all of the Japanese people, are believed to be descendents of these kami.

 

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