An image of Amaterasu, aka the Sun Goddess. Picture: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How goddess myth gave divine justification to imperial elites

  • Also known as the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu, along with China’s Nü Wa deity, are suggestive of an ancient matriarchal past
  • When creating mankind, the goddess fashioned handfuls of earth in her own image, which became the elites, before flicking mud from a branch, with each spatter becoming commonfolk

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An image of Amaterasu, aka the Sun Goddess. Picture: Alamy
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