- Affiliation: Shinto
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- Family: ???
Upon his arrival she turns her head towards the land causing boiled mouth to be produced from her mouth. Turning to the sea, creatures with fins appear from her mouth. In addition, turning to the mountains causing things of rough and soft hair to be created from her mouth.
She takes these creations to serve at a feast for Tsukiyomi’s arrival. Tsukiyomi angered he would have to eat food from this Spirits mouth kills her and returns to heaven to relay these events to his sister. His sister, angry with his actions sends him away.
Amaterasu then sends Amekumabito to the corpse of Ukemochi, bringing back from her body ox, horse, millet, silkworm, panic, rice, wheat, large beans and smalls beans. Amaterasu rejoices and takes these declaring them to be what man eat to live. She then plants the rice in the fields of heaven and reels from the silkworm the silk with her tongue, thus beginning the art of silk rearing.1
1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
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