posted by befaid
Amaterasu was the Sun goddess of the oldest Japanese religion called Shinto. When her brother Susanowo treated her badly, she hid in the cave of heaven and closed the entrance with an enormous stone. This made the world dark, and evil spirits came out of their hiding places.
In despair, a conference of the gods decided to trick Amaterasu into coming out kwa having a party near the cave. They put a big mirror in front of the cave and beautiful jewels on a tree. Uzume, the goddess of laughter, began a dance accompanied kwa loud music.
Hearing the muziki and laughter, Amaterasu was so curious that she took a look outside to find out what was going on. She was so fascinated kwa her own brilliant reflection in the mirror that she came out of the cave. Finally, the light covered and colored the world.