Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gods And Goddesses: Tsukiyomi

Tsukiyomi is the moon god born from a tear from the right eye of creator god Izanagi. His name is also spelt Tsukuyomi. His siblings are the deities Amaterasu and Susanowo.
He once made a visit uninvited to see the goddess Uke Mochi, whom had no food to serve. When Uke Mochi had fish, forest game and a bowl of rice came out of her body Tsukiyomi was disgusted and killed the goddess. This angered Amaterasu and refused to ever look at Tsukiyomi again, leaving day and night separate.

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