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Sun goddess of primitive Shinto, supposedly born from an eye of Izanagli, the creator; from her is said to have descended Jimmu (or Jimmu Tenno), 1st human ruler of Jap. (711–585 BC; ruled 660–585). See also Confucianism, 5; Shinto, 1.

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