Amaterasu is a sun
goddess from Japanese Shinto mythology who takes on the form of a white wolf in
the game Okami. Many characters believe her to be the reincarnation of
another white wolf named Shiranui, who saved Japan one hundred years prior by
fighting off the evil eight headed demon, Orochi. Okami Amaterasu has a sidekick
named Issun, who is a one inch tall artist with a quick wit. He often refers
playfully to Amaterasu as "Ammy" and "Furball".