Amaterasu [Shinto] “shining in heaven”

Emperors of Japan are considered to be the direct descendants of Amaterasu. Daughter of Izanagi, sister of Susanoo and Tsukuyomi, it is said that she created Japan with her siblings by painting the landscape. She used to rule in tandem with her husband-brother Tsukuyomi, until he killed another goddess and she declared him evil; separating the day from the night.