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Shintō lecture notes for 31/01/11.

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Department
Humanities
Course
HUMA 1400
Professor
Gordon Anderson
Semester
Winter

Description
ShintThe IntroductionLiterally translated into The Way of the GodsIntroduced to Japan after unification of the countryTerm did not exist prior only existed after Buddhism was introduced o Used to differentiate after introduction of Buddhism between the old religionKami Something religious something divine o Reside in heaven in the air in the forest mountains rocks plants or wherever there was sacred space o Could be mischievous or serious o Could be in human or animal form o More than eight million Kami after the warFirst official histories of Japan o KojikiRecords Of Ancient Matters o Nihon ShokiChronicle of Japan o Both contain age of human and age of gods o Both contain creation mythsChronicle Of JapanGood deities described
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