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From Old Japanese. Compound of (ama, sky, the heavens) +‎ 照らす (terasu, to illuminate something).

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The Sun goddess emerging out of a cave, bringing sunlight back to the universe

天照 (hiragana あまてらす, alternative reading アマテラス, romaji Amaterasu)

  1. (Shintō): Amaterasu; the Japanese sun goddess.
  2. (poetic) The sun.

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