Amaterasu Omikami

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In NetHack, Amaterasu Omikami is the lawful goddess of the Samurai pantheon.


Amaterasu Ōmikami (天照大御神, 天照大神), often called Amaterasu for short, is the goddess of the sun in Japanese mythology and is often considered the chief deity or kami of the Shinto pantheon. One of her common epithets is "The Great August Goddess Who Shines in Heaven", which is a literal translation of her full name; she is also known as Ōhirume no Muchi no Kami (大日孁貴神), where Ōhirume is understood to mean "great woman of the sun"

Amaterasu is portrayed in Japan's earliest literary texts, the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki, as the ruler (or one of the rulers) of the heavenly realm Takamagahara and the mythical ancestress of the Imperial House of Japan via her grandson Ninigi. Along with her siblings - the moon deity Tsukuyomi and the impetuous storm god Susanoo - she is one of the "Three Precious Children" (三貴子) of the creator god Izanagi, though the exact circumstances of their birth vary with the myth. Amaterasu's chief place of worship, the Grand Shrine of Ise in Mie Prefecture, is one of Shinto's holiest sites and a major pilgrimage center and tourist spot, and she is also enshrined in a number of Shinto shrines throughout Japan.



In dNetHack, notdNetHack and notnotdNetHack, Amaterasu is a lawful god of holiness, and her minions consist of standard Archons. She is the only deity of her pantheon to have a crowning gift: her crowning gift is the Yoichi no yumi, a lawful artifact yumi that grants +1d20 to-hit and double damage bonuses to ya fired from it and can be invoked to create ya.

Encyclopedia entry

The Shinto sun goddess, Amaterasu Omikami is the central figure of Shintoism and the ancestral deity of the imperial house. One of the daughters of the primordial god Izanagi and said to be his favourite offspring, she was born from his left eye.

[ Encyclopedia of Gods, by Michael Jordan ]