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Amaterasu

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1SusieBookworm
Nov 28, 2010, 8:27am

Does anyone know of retellings of Amaterasu, the Shinto sun godess?

2Rubbah
Nov 28, 2010, 8:45am

I haven't read any myself, but some of these discussion boards on surlalune.com might help: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007176352223823865994:gxh5iuzrwfm&cof=FORID:0&a...

3fannyprice
Nov 28, 2010, 3:34pm

As I understand it, the video game Okami is actually about this story. It is a very beautifully designed game, but I have not played it, so I can't speak for how interesting or fun it is.

4guyalice
Nov 29, 2010, 9:42am

No retellings of the myth that I know of, but the deity herself makes an appearance in The Nightingale by Kara Dalkey. But that's kind of a spoiler, but not enough to ruin a fantastic read.

5Petroglyph
Nov 29, 2010, 11:56am

Kara Dalkey's The Nightingale (published in the Fairy Tale Series) is tagged with Amaterasu (already mentioned by guyalice), as is Miyamoto Musashi's The book of the five rings and Tomoe Gozenm the first book in Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Tomoe Gozen series.

I have not read any of these books, though, so I can't say to what extent Amaterasu material has been reworked in these. I'm sorry I can't be of any more help.

6sparrowbunny
Nov 29, 2010, 5:22pm

The Book of the Five Rings is a non-fiction treatise on military strategy rather than a retelling of anything.

Amaterasu: Return of the Sun is a graphic novel that looks to be promising, though. (Yay! I can balance out my bad news with some potentially good news!)