Male version of Amaterasu

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Male version of Amaterasu

Postby darkwing dook » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:26 pm

This is from Hotsuma Tsutae (秀真伝), Japanese myth compilation that is quite different from Kojiki and Nihon Shoki. One of the differences is that Amaterasu is Amateru, not a goddess but a god.

The two then joined in intercourse and conceived in accordance with this teaching. But ten months passed, and nothing happened. Years passed, and the hearts of the two became sorely troubled. But then, at last, in the 96th month, Isanami entered her labour, and the deity Amateru was born.

He was born as the sun rose on the first day of the year kishiye, in the 125th branch of the 21st suzu. He was born in the shape of an egg: for when he emerged from the womb, he was still covered in an egg-like membrane. This was a source of wonderment and consternation to all around.

The nine stars known as the Ametokotachi heavenly deities were invoked for worship at the Ayuki shrine. At their centre was Ameminakanushi ("Lord of the Centre of Heaven"), the primordial creator deity, also called Amemiwoya. The other eight were the amoto deities To-Ho-Ka-Mi-Ye-Hi-Ta-Me. Meanwhile, the eleven earthly deities known collectively as Umashiashigaihikochi were invoked for worship in the Wasuki shrine. They were the five deities who protected the cardinal directions (east-west-centre-south-north), and the six Amiyashinau deities. Having reported Amateru's accession to these nine heavenly deities and eleven earthly deities, he now officially acceded to the throne with a full mandate from heaven, earth, and people.

It is mostly ignored or denied by general academics and scholars, and is even thought as hoax by some, but it is still an interesting myth to read : )

I found out about this version when I was checking on old Japanese alphabet systems outside kana and kanji, and also found this:
It's called Hotsuma Futomani Divination Chart, but still don't know how it works : P

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Re: Male version of Amaterasu

Postby Ellie44 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:05 am

Thank you for sharing this. I do not know anything about this so it is interesting to me to learn about it.

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