A: Ameterasu

A: Ameterasu

Amaterasu is the Shinto goddess of the sun,ruler of the heavens, and mother to the Japanese imperial line. Once, enraged at her brother’s offenses against her, she sealed herself into a cave and robbed the world of her light. In order to coax her from her cave, a young goddess, Ama-no-Uzume, roused the other gods and goddesses of the pantheon to laughter by dancing provocatively. Curious as to what was causing the uproar, Amaterasu emerged from her cave and it was sealed behind her, forcing her to resume her role as the sun.