Ama-no-Kagaseo Picture

The Ama-no-Kagaseo is the source of all evil in Japanese mythology, an indestructable physical embodiment of the Amatsu-Mikaboshi; a dark and chaotic force that existed since before time, reigning alone over the void that would become the universe. This control was destroyed with the creation of the gods, and the universe, but the Amatsu-Mikaboshi still lingers in the heart of every living thing, the cause of human passion, leading them on with emotions that, if unchecked, cause destruction of every kind.

The Ama-no-Kagaseo is the ruler of all the oni ogres, who are filled with the dark influence of the Amatsu-Mikaboshi and enslaved by it. Humans too, can become enslaved by the destructive emotions caused by the Amatsu-Mikaboshi in them, and in extreme cases can become a yurei (ghost), or even transform into a yokai (monster) while still alive.

The ultimate goal of the Ama-no-Kagaseo is to destroy everything in this universe by dissolving it into chaos, where it can rule again.
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