Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.
In my thesis, I will be looking at the discrepancy between what Amaterasu is in her stories, and what she is in the minds of the Japanese people today. I will be looking at the manner in which Amaterasu changed, not through her stories, which remained the same, but through the lenses of society and culture. I will be considering the forces, the people in charge of the governing system who tried to change her perceptions. The culture and society of Japan has evolved over time; consequently, the lenses that see Amaterasu have changed as well.
Amaterasu -- Japanese Sun Goddess -- Sexuality
Recommended CitationMcDonough, Catherine A., "Amaterasu the Japanese Sun Goddess: Her evolution through the lenses of humans" (2000). Honors Theses. Paper 532.
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