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In NetHack, Susanowo is the chaotic god of the Samurai pantheon.


Susanoo (スサノオ), romanized in historical orthography as "Susanowo" (スサノヲ) and often referred to by the honorific title Susanoo-no-Mikoto, is a deity or kami in Japanese mythology, and the younger brother of Amaterasu Omikami, goddess of the sun, and Tsukuyomi, god of the moon. Susanoo and his siblings are the "Three Precious Children" (三貴子) of the creator god Izanagi, though the exact circumstances of their birth vary with the myth.

Susanoo is a multifaceted deity with contradictory characteristics, being portrayed in various stories as a wild, impetuous god associated with the sea and storms, as a heroic figure who killed a monstrous serpent, or as a local deity linked with the harvest and agriculture - the myth of Susanoo's encounter with the serpent, known as the Yamata no Orochi, is also how he meets and rescues his future consort Kushinadahime. Susanoo's battle against the Orochi generally takes place after his expulsion from heaven, the details of which vary depending on the source; Susanoo's expulsion is generally explained as the result of his violent behavior towards his sibling Amaterasu due to their rivalry.



In dNetHack, notdNetHack and notnotdNetHack, Susanowo is a chaotic god of holy holiness, and his minions consist of standard chaotic angels and minions: Noviere Eladrin, Bralani Eladrin, Firre Eladrin, Shiere Eladrin, chaotic Angels, Ghaele Eladrin, and Tulani Eladrin.

Encyclopedia entry

Both "Susanowo" and the alternate spelling "Susanoo" return this entry:

The Shinto chthonic and weather god and brother of the sun
goddess Amaterasu, he was born from the nose of the
primordial creator god Izanagi and represents the physical,
material world. He has been expelled from heaven and taken
up residence on earth.

[ Encyclopedia of Gods, by Michael Jordan ]