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sasuhina theory no 4
The first part of this theory will attempt to discuss the possible portrayal of the Shinto Trinity by Sasuke.
The Uchiha Sharingan is symbolized by the mitsu-domoe. Also known as the fire-wheel (interlocked flames), this symbol is similar to the Taoist taijitu symbol of yin yang, representing the interdependence of heaven, earth and mankind.
The mitsu-domoe is common in Japanese culture. They can be found on taiko drums, at the roofs of temples and shrines, martial arts dojos, and are even used as family crest. The symbol is specially regarded by the City of Okinawa, where a story tells of the sacrifice of three Okinawans/Ryukyuans who were boiled to death - thus, the swirling pattern.
In this theory, however, the mitsu-domoe will be particularly identified with the Shinto Trinity.
From the Japanese creation myth, the god Izanagi ascended from the underworld where his wife Izanami is forever trapped. He underwent purification by washing himself and brought forth the creation of other gods. The three kami (god) of utmost significance were created after he washed his face:
Amaterasu, the sun goddess and ruler of the heavens - born from the left eye;
Tsukuyomi, the moon god and ruler of the night - born from the right eye;
Susanoo, the storm god and ruler of the seas - born from the nose.
Uchiha Mikoto, Itachi and Sasuke's mother, is named after an actual Japanese honorific attached to the name of a kami.
Itachi has techniques named after two of the previously stated gods:
Amaterasu - a technique creating black flames that seem to penetrate and burn just about anything; and
Tsukuyomi - an illusionary technique that allows Itachi to torture his opponents at will.
A technique is yet to be named after Susanoo, to which (at this point) I personally doubt because of the following reasons:
Assuming that Sasuke may eventually be capable of performing Itachi's jutsus, it is likely that he is still of greater strength since he portrays not just two, but three of the kami altogether.
The possible indirect portrayal of the Shinto Trinity by Hinata will be discussed next.
- Sharingan is an eye jutsu, associating it to Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi, both of whom were born from Izanagi's eyes. Unlike Susanoo, who was born from the nose;
- Susanoo, as the god of storms and the seas, is consistent with Sasuke's possible representation of yang (heaven) and his elemental affinity of lightning;
- Susanoo wielded the Kusanagi, that of which he obtained by defeating Yamato no Orochi. Sasuke has his own as well, that of which he obtained by being an apprentice of Orochimaru;
- From the heavens, Susanoo descended to Izumo where he saved his future wife, Kushinada-hime, a rice paddy princess. Note that Otogakure no Sato (Hidden Village of Sound) is located in the Country of Rice Fields.
The second part of this theory will attempt to discuss the possible indirect portrayal of the Shinto Trinity by Hinata.
Amaterasu - goddess of the sun and ruler of the heavens
The feast of Amaterasu is celebrated twice in Japan. The first celebration is held every 17th of July - 6 days prior to Sasuke's birthday (23 July).
Amaterasu is the most exalted kami of Japan. She is depicted as the bringer of light and warmth.
Japanese myth tells the story of the rivalry between Amaterasu and her brother Susanoo, god of storms and ruler of the seas. One heated fit lead to the death of one of Amaterasu's attendants. This action drove Amaterasu to the cave Iwayado, obscuring light and leaving the world in darkness. The goddess Ama-no-Uzume set a plan and drew Amaterasu out, once again illuminating the world.
This event, Amaterasu's coming out of the cave, is celebrated every 21st of December - 6 days prior to Hinata's birthday (27 December).
In the Naruto manga chapter 297, the Hinata cover says: "She sets out for the sun, its guiding light her beacon."
Hinata just may be the light to Sasuke's darkness (and the name pun is not intended here).
According to tradition, the Ama-no-Iwato shrine in Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture* is said to be the location of Iwayado, the cave where Amaterasu hid.
Tsukuyomi - god of the moon and ruler of the night
Hinata, as yin, represents the night and the moon.
Susanoo - god of the storms and ruler of the seas
Susanoo was banished from the heavens after his outrage against Amaterasu. Upon his descent to Izumo (now part of Shimane Prefecture), he met a weeping couple. The old couple explained that they have eight daughters, seven of which have been devoured by Yamato no Orochi, and that the eighth daughter, Kushinada-hime, a rice paddy princess, is next.
After realizing the couple's relation to Amaterasu, Susanoo offered assistance and agreed to kill Orochi in exchange for Kushinada-hime's hand in marriage. With the aid of sake, Susanoo decapitated the many heads of Orochi. From one of his tails, Susanoo obtained a sword, later known as the Kusanagi . This sword was later offered to Amaterasu as gift of reconciliation.
The Hyuga family name means to the sun;
The first names of the known clan members - with the exception of a few - are of or related to the sun. Hinata, in particular, means a sunny place.
Kushinada-hime is a rice paddy princess; Hinata is a clan heir. Some of Japan's oldest rice paddies may be found in Miyazaki Prefecture*.
Hinata can also mean princess (hina) rice paddy (ta), and she is also the Hyuga clan heir. Some of Japan's oldest rice paddies may be found in Miyazaki Prefecture*.
* Miyazaki Prefecture is formerly known as Hyuga Province.