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Drawing of the god Susanowo.

Susanowo

Susanowo was the god of the sea and the storms according to the ancient Japanese religion Shinto, which means "the way of the gods". He had a furious and impulsive temper. He could create ravaging storms that caused a lot of damage. Once, his sister, the Sun goddess Amaterasu, was so distressed by his fierce temper that she decided to hide herself in the cave of heaven.

Unfortunately, without Amaterasu, who ruled the realm of light, darkness surrounded the world. Evil spirits left their hiding places. Using a trick, the assembly of the gods got Amaterasu to come out of the cave. Light once again invaded and colored the world. To prevent another similar accident, the gods banished Susanowo in the province of Izumo and took everything he had.

Thereafter, Susanowo had to overcome many dangerous adventures. Once he killed a monstrous serpent with eight heads and found the sacred sword, Kusanagi. After many adventurous journeys, Susanowo went to live with his mother Izanami in the underworld.

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