{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

shinto mythology - Shinto Mythology November 19 Thursday...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Shinto Mythology November 19, Thursday
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Shinto (way of the gods) Japan/Nippon/Nihon = Land of the Rising Sun 日本 = (Sun) + (Root/Origin) A cumulative mythology of the Yamato people Religion (loosely organized priesthood) Way of life History (history of the Japanese islands) Mythology (origins of the Emperor) Shinto = shen/shin + Tao Sources of Shinto mythology Kojiki: Records of Ancient matters Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan Recent Developments Shinto made official religion (1868) Shinto abolished as the official religion (1946)
Background image of page 2
Kami Kami: gods/divinity Abstract concepts All pervasive Divine Concrete forms Personification (fertility, growth …) Natural phenomena (storm, wind …) Natural objects (the sun, the moon, mountains …) Animals Ancestral Spirits
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Shinto Mythology Creation Myth Amaterasu’sRetreat Eight-forked Dragon Pursuit of happiness Concept of Time
Background image of page 4
Creation myth Izanagi& Izanami
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}