Japanese Gods and Myths

Japanese Gods and Myths

Rebecca Kingsley


The gods and myths of Japan embrace
Shinto and Buddhist traditions, besides as
popular agricultural-based folks beliefs.
With a pantheon of noble heroes, such' as
Yamato-takeru, and greater than eight
million gods, jap mythology is
extremely complex.
Ancient jap society used to be agricultural,
and the tenets of Shintoism therefore
reflect the luck or failure of farming.
The approach of ideals lays nice rigidity on
purity and readability, and their contrary, filth,
which prevents development. legendary heroes in
Shinto trust usually mirror the brute,
unforgiving power of nature, and
consequently many Shinto legends are
extremely bloodthirsty.The nice sun
goddess Amaterasu is commemorated above all
other gods and is thought to be the
direct ancestor of the japanese royal
fam ily.
Illustrated with a big variety of
Japanese work and artefacts,
Japanese Gods and Myths is a concise
and vigorous advent to a fascinating
area of mythology.

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