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amatsu-kami – 11 / 21 / 2013
amatsu-kami あまつかみ 天つ神
天津神
ama (heaven, sky)
tsu (genitive post-particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

ama (heaven, sky)
tsu (genitive post-particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ kami of heaven
❖ Heavenly bodies and meteorological phenomena
amaterasu
oomikami
あまてらす
おおみかみ
天照
大御神
ama (sky, heaven)
te.rasu (illuminate, shine)
oo (great, large, big)
mi- (honorable)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ Head of the amatsu-kami
❖ Great kami of the sun
❖ Sister of tsukuyomi-no-mikoto and susano-o-no-mikoto
❖ Also called hi-no-kami
hi-no-kami ひのかみ 日の神
hi (sun)
no (possesive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
tsukuyomi-no-mikoto つくよみ
のみこと
月夜見
の尊
tsuku | tsuki (moon)
yo (night, evening)
mi. (see, look at)
no (possesive particle)
mikoto (revered, noble, exalted)

❖ kami of the moon
❖ Brother of amaterasu-oomikami and susano-o-no-mikoto
❖ Also called tsukuyomi, tsuki-no-kami
tsukuyomi つくよみ 月弓
月読
月読み
月讀
月夜見
月夜霊
tsuki-no-kami つきのかみ 月の神
tsuku | tsuki (moon)
yomi | yumi (bow)

tsuku | tsuki (moon)
yomi (read)

tsuku | tsuki (moon)
yo.mi (read, study)

tsuku | tsuki (moon)
yo.mi (read, study)

tsuku | tsuki (moon)
yo (night, evening)
mi. (see, look at)

tsuku | tsuki (moon)
yo (night, evening)
mi | mitama (spirit)

tsuki (moon)
no (possesive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
fûjin らいじん 風神
fû (wind, air)
jin | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ kami of wind
❖ A red-headed dark-skinned humanoid carrying a large bag of winds
❖ Often accompanying raijin
hakusan はくさん 白山
haku (white)
san (mountain)

❖ The collective name given to the three mountains: gozenpo, onanjimine, and bessan
❖ The three kami enshrined there: izanagi-no-mikoto, izanami-no-mikoto, and kukurihime-no-kami
izanagi
no-mikoto
いざなぎ
のみこと
伊耶那岐[命]
の尊
i (that one)
za | ya (question mark)
na (what)
gi (branch off, forked)
[inochi (fate, command, decree, destiny, life)]
no (possesive particle)
mikoto (revered, noble, exalted)

❖ Brother to izanami-no-mikoto
❖ "He that invites"
❖ Also called izanagi-no-ookami, izanagi
izanagi
no-ookami
いざなぎ
のおおかみ
伊耶那岐
の大神
izanagi いざなぎ 伊耶那岐
i (that one)
za | ya (question mark)
na (what)
gi (branch off, forked)
no (possesive particle)
oo (great, large, big)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

i (that one)
za | ya (question mark)
na (what)
gi (branch off, forked)
izanami
no-mikoto
いざなみ
のみこと
伊耶那美[命]
の尊
i (that one)
za | ya (question mark)
na (what)
mi | bi (beauty, beautiful)
[inochi (fate, command, decree, destiny, life)]
no (possesive particle)
mikoto (revered, noble, exalted)

❖ "She that invites"
❖ Sister to izanagi-no-mikoto
❖ Also called izanami-no-ookami, izanami, izanami-no-kami
izanami
no-ookami
いざなみ
のおおかみ
伊耶那美
の大神
izanami いざなみ 伊耶那美
izanami
no-kami
いざなみ
のかみ
伊耶那美
の神
i (that one)
za | ya (question mark)
na (what)
mi | bi (beauty, beautiful)
no (possesive particle)
oo (great, large, big)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

i (that one)
za | ya (question mark)
na (what)
mi | bi (beauty, beautiful)

i (that one)
za | ya (question mark)
na (what)
mi | bi (beauty, beautiful)
no (possesive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
kukurihime
no-kami
くくりひめ
のかみ
菊理媛
の神
kiku (chrysanthemum)
ri (logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth)
hime (beautiful woman, princess)
no (possesive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ kami of mediation and negotition
❖ She arbitrated between izanagi and izanami when they quarreled at yomotsuhirasaka (even pass of the underworld)
kaze-no-kami かぜのかみ 風の神
kaze (wind)
no (possesive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ kami of wind
raijin らいじん 雷神
rai (lightning, thunder)
jin | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ Thunder kami
❖ Often accompanied by fûjin
❖ Also called kaminari-no-kami, raiden
kaminari-no-kami かみなりのかみ 雷の神
raiden らいでん 雷電
kaminari (thunder, lightening bolt)
no (possesive particle)
kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

rai (thunder, lightning bolt)
den (lightning, electricity)
raiden (thunder and lightning)

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