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Ame-no-Uzume-no-mikoto is the Goddess of Dawn, Mirth and Revelry of the Amatsukami and wife of the rough Sarutahiko.

She is well known for her role in helping Amaterasu come back to the world by using a mirror. Amaterasu's brother, the Storm God Susano-o, had vandalized her rice fields, threw a flayed horse at her loom, and brutally killed one of her maidens due to a quarrel between them. In turn, Amaterasu became furious with him and retreated into the Heavenly Rock Cave, Amano-Iwato. The World, without the illumination of the sun, became dark and the gods could not lure Amaterasu out of her hiding place. The clever Uzume overturned a tub near the cave entrance and began a dance on it, tearing off her clothing in front of the other deities. They considered this so comical that they laughed heartily at the sight. Uzume had hung her mirror (Yata no Kagami) on a tree : when Amaterasu peered out she saw her glorious reflection and slowly came out.

Ame no Uzume is known for her gentle heart and wit. She makes everyone around her relax and cool off. In her presence, the angry laugh at their own bursts and the sad mock their own depressive state. In the pantheon, she plays the role of entertainer, bringing joy around her. She loves the spotlight and all the world's a stage. She loves putting on a show for her friends, chatting with a unique and earthy wit, soaking up attention and making every outing feel a bit like a party. Utterly social, Ame no Uzume enjoys the simplest things, she is a refreshing change of pace when dealing with more taciturn Gods like Anubis or Hel. Unlike most "party" or "beauty" Gods, Ame no Uzume knows that it's not all about her. She is observant, and very sensitive to others' emotions. She enjoys helping someone talk out a challenging problem, happily providing emotional support and practical advice. She is the best friend and confident of many Goddesses, including Amaterasu, Chasqua, Hathor and Hine-nui-te-po. And many have suggested that the kind Goddess might become a prime target for Titans in the future.

Known as the Great Persuader or The Heavenly Alarming Female, she is still worshipped in modern Japan and enjoys visiting other places, maybe a bit too much. She can sometimes neglect her long term duties for short term fun. Her and her progeny are welcome wherever there's a need for laughter, playfulness, and a volunteer to try something new and fun – and there's no greater joy for them than to bring everyone else along for the ride. Her Godborns can chat for hours, sometimes about anything but the topic they meant to talk about, and share their loved ones' emotions through good times and bad. If they can just remember to keep their ducks in a row, they'll always be ready to dive into all the new and exciting things the world has to offer, friends in tow. They have plenty of creative energy, and many build fulfilling careers in music, fashion, photography, and interior design.


Associated Powers


Mythcalling
Spiritwalking - Shamanism
Water - Healing
Green Druid
Illusion
Mystery
Epic Beauty
Fire - Life
Water - Life

Associated Abilities


Rapport
First Aid
Lore
Notice
Presence
Manipulation
Resources