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Susano'o (須佐之男命 Susa-no-O-no-Mikoto?, also romanized as Susanoo, Susa-no-O, and Susanowo) is the Shinto god of the sea and storms. Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese 歌川国芳 ( 1797 - April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese Ukiyo-e style Utagawa Kuniteru (1808-1876 was an Ukiyo-e artist in the tradition of the Utagawa school. In Linguistics, romanization (or latinization, also spelled romanisation or latinisation) is the representation of a Word or is the native religion of Japan and was once its State religion. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. This article is about the body of water For other uses see SEA and Seas.
In Japanese mythology, Susanoo, the Withering Wind of Summer, is the brother of Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, and of Tsukuyomi, the god of the moon. Japanese mythology is a system of beliefs that embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculture-based Folk religion. or is in Japanese mythology a sun goddess and perhaps the most important Shinto. The Sun (Sol is the Star at the center of the Solar System. Tsukuyomi or Tsukiyomi (月読の命 or 月夜見の尊 Tsukuyomi-no-mikoto) also known as Tsukuyomi-no-kami, is the god of the Moon in All three were spawned from Izanagi, when he washed his face clean of the pollutants of Yomi, the underworld. is a deity born of the seven divine generations in Japanese mythology and Shintoism, and is also referred to in the roughly translated Kojiki as "male who invites" Yomi (黄泉 the Japanese word for the underworld in which horrible creatures guard the exits according to Shinto mythology as related in Kojiki Amaterasu was born when Izanagi washed out his left eye, Tsukuyomi was born from the washing of the right eye, and Susanoo from the washing of the nose.
The oldest sources for Susanoo myths are the ca. 680 CE Kojiki and ca. 720 CE Nihongi. The, sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. They tell of a long-standing rivalry between Susanoo and his sister. When he was to leave Heaven by orders of Izanagi, he went to bid his sister goodbye. Heaven may refer to the physical heavens the sky or the seemingly endless expanse of the Universe beyond Amaterasu was suspicious and proposed a challenge on the spot: each of them was to transform an object of the other's into people. Amaterasu created three women from Susanoo's sword while he created five men from her necklace. Claiming the men were hers because they were born of her necklace, Susanoo destroyed her rice fields, hurled a flayed pony at her loom, and killed one of her attendants in a fit of rage. Amaterasu, who was in fury and grief, hid inside the Ama-no-Iwato ("heavenly rock cave)," thus effectively hiding the sun for a long period of time. Ame-no-Iwato (ja天岩戸 literally means "The cave of the sun god" of "heavenly rock cave"
Though she was persuaded to leave the cave, Susanoo was punished by being banished from Heaven. He descended to the province of Izumo, where he met an elderly couple who told him that seven of their eight daughters had been devoured by the eight-headed serpent Yamata-no-Orochi and it was nearing time for their eighth, Kushinada-hime (櫛名田比売?). The Nihongi gives the most detailed account of Susanoo slaying the Yamata no Orochi. Compare the Kojiki version where Chamberlain (1919:71-3) translates Susanoo as "His-Swift-impetuous-Male-Augustness".
Then Sosa no wo no Mikoto descended from Heaven and proceeded to the head-waters of the River Hi, in the province of Idzumo. At this time he heard a sound of weeping at the head-waters of the river, and he went in search of the sound. He found there an old man and an old woman. Between them was set a young girl, whom they were caressing and lamenting over. Sosa no wo no Mikoto asked them, saying: "Who are ye and why do ye grieve lament thus?" The answer was: "I am an Earthly Deity, and my name is Ashi-nadzuchi. My wife's name is Te-nadzuchi. This girl is our daughter, and her name is Kushi-nada-hime. The reason of our weeping is that formerly we had eight children, daughters. But they have been devoured year after year by an eight-forked serpent and now the time approaches for this girl to be devoured. There is no means of escape for her, and therefore do we grieve. " Sosa no wo no Mikoto said: "If that is so, wilt thou give me thy daughter?" He replied, and said: "I will comply with thy behest and give her to thee. " Therefore Sosa no wo no Mikoto on the spot changed Kushi-nada-hime into a many-toothed close-comb which he stuck in the august knot of his hair. Then he made Ashi-nadzuchi and Te-nadzuchi to brew eight-fold sake, to make eight cupboards, in each of them to set a tub filled with sake, and so to await the arrival its coming. When the time came, the serpent actually appeared. It had an eight-forked head and an eight-forked tail; its eyes were red, like the winter-cherry; and on its back firs and cypresses were growing. As it crawled it extended over a space of eight hills and eight valleys. Now when it came and found the sake, each head drank up one tub, and it became drunk and fell asleep. Then Sosa no wo no Mikoto drew the ten-span sword which he wore and chopped the serpent into small pieces. When he came to the tail, the edge of his sword was slightly notched, and he therefore split open the tail and examined it. In the inside there was a sword. This is the sword which is called Kusa-nagi no tsurugi. (tr. Aston 1896:1:52-53)
This sword from the dragon's tail, the Ama-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi ("Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven") or the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi ("Sword of the Herb-Quelling"), was presented by Susanoo to Amaterasu as a reconciliation gift. is a legendary Japanese Sword as important to Japan's history as Excalibur is to Britain's, and is one of three Imperial Regalia of Japan According to legends, she bequeathed it to her descendant Ninigi along with the Yata no Kagami mirror and Yasakani no Magatama jewel or orb. Ninigi-no-Mikoto ( Amenigishikuninigishiamatsuhikohikohononinigi-no-Mikoto) is in Japanese mythology the son of Ame no Oshihomimi no Mikoto and grandson of Amaterasu is a sacred mirror that is part of the Imperial Regalia of Japan. Magatama (ja 勾玉 or ja 曲玉) are curved Beads which first appeared in Japan during the Jōmon period. This sacred sword, mirror, and jewel collectively became the three Imperial Regalia of Japan. The, also known as the Three Sacred Treasures, consist of the Sword, Kusanagi (草薙劍 the jewel or necklace of jewels
While Amaterasu is enshrined at Ise Shrine, Susano'o is enshrined in Izumo, where he descended when banished from heaven. Ise Shrine ( Ise-jingū 伊勢神宮 is a Shinto shrine dedicated to goddess Amaterasu Ōmikami, located in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture Izumo is home to the oldest shrines in Japan and is held in the same regard as the most sacred shrine in Japan, Ise Shrine.
Susanoo in works of fiction
He is portrayed in:
- Susanoo is the inspiration for Digimon Frontier's Susanoomon, the combination for the Spirits of the Legendary Warrior Ten. is the 4th Digimon TV series first broadcast in 2002 After prompted to do so by unusual phone messages the five main characters go to a subway station and take a train It is also said that his power is unrivaled.
- Tokusatsu films such as The Three Treasures (where he was played by Toshiro Mifune) and Yamato Takeru
- The 2003 film Onmyoji II, played by Hayato Ichihara. is a Japanese word that literally means " Special effects " It is primarily used to refer to Live-action Japanese Film and "The Three Treasures" can also refer to a collection of short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, The Three Treasures (1951. Toshirō Mifune (ja 三船 敏郎 Mifune Toshirō toɕiɺoː 1 April, 1920 – 24 December, 1997) was a Japanese is a Japanese movie that was released in 2001 and sent to the US in 2004
- Anime, such as Dark Myth, Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, Blue Seed, where his ultimate goal is to make Japan a land of nature once more by turning every human into plants, The King of Braves GaoGaiGar where a spaceship is named after him, and Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula where a gigantic robot is named after him as well as complemented by a sword called Murakumo. (anime in Japanese, Wanpaku Ôji no Orochi Taiji (わんぱく王子の大蛇退治—literally "The Naughty Prince Slays the Giant Serpent" is an Anime film produced is a Japanese Manga written and illustrated by Yuzo Takada. It was animated for broadcast on TV Tokyo in 1994 is a Japanese Anime Television series series begun in 1997 created by Sunrise 's internal "Studio 7" under the direction also known as Apo Mekhanes Theos Gigantic Formula, is a Japanese Anime series that aired in Japan
- Appears in the Season of Mists storyline in Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic book, claiming his pantheon are adapting for a cadre of new style Gods including Marilyn Monroe, King Kong, and Lady Liberty. Season of Mists ( 1992) is the fourth collection of issues in the DC Comics series The Sandman. Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and The Sandman is a Comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published in the United States by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1 1926 &ndash August 5 1962 baptized Norma King Kong is the name of a fictional giant ape from the fictional Skull Island, who has appeared in several works since 1933 Goddesses named for and representing the concept Liberty have existed in many cultures including classical examples dating from the Roman Empire and some national symbols such
- He also appears in the Sandman spin-off Lucifer. Lucifer is a DC Comics character that starred in an eponymous Comic book published under the Vertigo Imprint.
- Naruto, in which Susanoo is the name of Itachi Uchiha's most powerful technique. is an ongoing Japanese Manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto with an Anime adaptation This is a list of antagonists in the Naruto Anime and Manga series
- Orion, a sci-fi/fantasy manga created by Masamune Shirow, as Susano, a god summoned to save the world from ultimate destruction. is a Science fiction / Fantasy Manga by Masamune Shirow, first published in 1991 by Seishinsha. is an internationally renowned Manga artist born Masanori Ota (太田 まさのり Ōta Masanori) on November 23, 1961.
- Okami, a PlayStation 2 video game, under the name of Susano, alongside Amaterasu, the protagonist. or is in Japanese mythology a sun goddess and perhaps the most important Shinto. The two fight Orochi in order to save a sake brewer named 'Kushi' from being eaten. A special "8 purification" sake brewed by Kushi is used to subdue Orochi's heads individually by getting them drunk. After defeating Orochi, Amaterasu receives a sword named Tsukuyomi. Tsukuyomi or Tsukiyomi (月読の命 or 月夜見の尊 Tsukuyomi-no-mikoto) also known as Tsukuyomi-no-kami, is the god of the Moon in
- Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, a Playstation 2 video game, features an item called the "Horn of Susano," which increases an attribute of one of the several playable characters when equipped. Onimusha Dawn Of Dreams, released in Japan as, is the fourth
- Golden Sun: The Lost Age, a Game Boy Advance game, features a subplot based on the island city of Izumo, where a man named Susa must save his fiancé, Kushinada from a giant serpent, which he weakens by feeding it sake (Dragonsbane in English). Golden Sun The Lost Age, released in Japan as is the second installment of a series of role-playing video games developed by Camelot Software Planning The Game Boy Advance (often shortened to GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. After the main characters defeat it, Susa tells them to check under the monsters tail, where they can find a sword called the Cloud Brand.
- Persona 3, a Playstation 2 video game, features Susanoo as the ultimate form of the fool arcana with a dash in his name, "Susano-o", the pronunciation is the same however. is the third Video game in the Persona console RPG series The game was developed and published by Atlus for the Sony PlayStation 2
- He is named in the song Dragón de los Campos (dragon of the fields) of the Costa Rican Power Metal band Anima Impugnis. Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica ( Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica,) is a Country in Power metal is a style of Heavy metal music combining characteristics of traditional metal with Thrash metal or Speed metal, often within .
- in the playstation 2 game Shadow Hearts: Covenant Susanoo is the final boss, and appears with the three treasures of Japanese mythology. Shadow Hearts Covenant is a Console role-playing game developed by Nautilus and published by Midway 2004 in this incarnation he appears as a humanoid demon sitting on a lotus flower, and the name is spelt with a dash, as in persona 3
- Slight reference can also be found in King of Fighters
- Aston, William George, tr. The King of Fighters (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ Za Kingu obu Faitāzu officially abbreviated KOF, is a series of Fighting games 1896. Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A. D. 697. 2 vols. Kegan Paul. 1972 Tuttle reprint.
- Chamberlain, Basil H. , tr. 1919. The Kojiki, Records of Ancient Matters. 1981 Tuttle reprint.
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