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Shinto Mythology November 19, Thursday
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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)
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Kami Kami: gods/divinity Abstract concepts All pervasive ivine Divine Concrete forms Personification (fertility, growth …) Natural phenomena (storm, wind …) Natural objects (the sun, the moon, mountains …) Animals Ancestral Spirits
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Shinto Mythology Creation Myth Amaterasu’s Retreat Eight-forked Dragon Pursuit of happiness Concept of Time
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