Amaterasu-Goddess of the Sun (Information and A interpretation of a Fable)
PATRICIA GÓMEZ DOCAMPO·MIÉRCOLES, 31 DE MAYO DE 20171 vez leída
First hits of information:
"Do" Path ...
Dō (道 Dō) One of its meanings refers to the infinite path of the apprentice of an art.
It originated in China five or six centuries before Christ.
Lao-Tzu wrote about the importance of following a path, a doctrine, a code to unite man with nature, to unite heaven and earth.
Shinto (神道 shintō) (Shén & Do / Dao) (Way of God) or also called Shintoism, is the name of the native religion in Japan, based on the veneration of the kami or spirits of nature. Kami are local and are known as spirits or geniuses of a particular place, but others represent larger natural objects and processes, for example Amaterasu, the goddess of the Sun.
Each sanctuary is dedicated to a specific Kami who has a divine personality and who responds to the sincere prayers of the faithful. Upon entering a sanctuary, one passes through a Torii, a special gate for the gods, marking the passage between the finite world and the infinite world of the gods.
In the past, believers practiced the ritual of purification or "misogi," consisting of washing their bodies in a river near the sanctuary. In recent years they only wash their hands and rinse their mouths in toilets provided by the sanctuary.
Believers respect animals as messengers of the gods. This is why a pair of "koma-inu" statues (protective dogs) are always found in the sanctuary.
Kami / God.
This is because in Shinto, the birds are considered messengers of the kami / God
An ancient Japanese legend relates that the sun goddess Amaterasu, tremendously upset with her mischievous brother, had hidden in a cave and covered the entrance with a rock, causing an eclipse. The men, fearing that the sun would not return, built on the advice of a sage a great pole for birds and placed there all the roosters of the town. When the cocks began to clatter loudly, the goddess did not resist curiosity and peered out of the cave, barely opening the entrance. A huge sumo wrestler then pushed the rock, letting out the Sun. Those fence for the roosters was the first torii bow. Since then, the torii became a symbol of prosperity and good luck and its use spread throughout Japan
At last a Interpretation of the Fable:
...The Anger captured to Amaterasu...The Goddess-SUN in a Cave...
Appearing an Eclipse ...
How to make you come back again?...
And the curiosity for the melody of those Birds...
Take out to Amaterasu from his confinement.
The First Torii...
The Torii of freedom
To end the confinement...
BUT IT IS ONLY AN LEGEND...
Interpretation by Patricia Gómez Docampo