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Japanese Mythology the Gods

Japanese Mythology the Gods

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The gods and myths of Japan
Shinto and Buddhist traditions, as w 'N as popular agricultural-based

The gods and myths of Japan
Shinto and Buddhist traditions, as w 'N as popular agricultural-based

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Withapantheonofnobleheroes,such'asYamato-takeru,andmorethaneightmilliongods,Japanesemythologyisextremelycomplex.AncientJapanesesocietywasagricultural,andthetenets
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Shintoismthereforereflectthesuccessorfailureoffarming.Thesystemofbeliefslaysgreatstressonpurityandclarity,andtheiropposite,filth,whichpreventsgrowth.MythicalheroesinShintobeliefoftenreflectthebrute,unforgivingstrength
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nature,andconsequentlymanyShintolegendsareextremelybloodthirsty.Th~greatsungoddessAmaterasuisveneratedaboveallothergodsandisbelievedtobethedirectancestoroftheJapaneseroyalfamily.Illustratedwithawideselection
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JapaneseGodsandMythsisaconcise
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ADivisionofBookSalesInc.114NorthtieldAvenueEdison,NewJersey08837USACopyright@1998QuantumBooksLtdThiseditionprintedin1999Allrightsreserved.Thisbookisprotectedbycopyright.Nopartofitmaybereproduced,storedinaretrievalsystem,ortransmittedinanyformorbyanymeans,withoutthepriorpermissioninwritingofthePublisher,norbeotherwisecirculatedinanyformofbindingorcoverotherthanthatinwhichitispublishedandwithoutasimilarconditionincludingthisconditionbeingimposedonthesubsequentpublisher.ISBN0-7858-1080-3ThisbookisproducedbyQuantumBooksLtd6BlundellStreetLondonN79BHProjectManager:RcbeccaKingsleyProjectEditor:JudithMillidgeDcsigner:WayneHumphriesThematerialinthispublicationpreviouslyappearedin'
TheAtlasofLanguages,TheBookoftheSun.ChineseBrushPainting,JourneyThroughJapan,OrientalAlythology
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