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==Trivia==
 
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*Despite their Japanese name {{nihongo|天神|</i>「てんじん」・<i>Tenjin|heavenly god</i><ref>[http://beta.jisho.org/search/天神 Denshi Jisho's translation of「天神」(「{{tt|てん|Meaning is ''heaven'', ''heavenly''. Transliteration in the Latin script of this kanji's on'yomi pronunciation is ''ten''. The ''t'' is pronounced differently from the English ''ten'' (meaning is ''10''); rather, this ''t'' is pronounced like that of ''test''.}}{{tt|じん|Meaning is ''god'', ''divinity''. Transliteration in the Latin script of this kanji's on'yomi pronunciation is ''jin'', pronounced ''jeen''. This pronunciation is derived from the original on'yomi ''shin'' 「しん」, which has a dakuten mark added to ''shi'' 「し」, changing it to ''ji'' 「じ」.}}」)]</ref><i>}} referring to the celestial beings of {{wp|Shinto}} and {{wp|Buddhist}} mythology, their appearance is rather that of the iconic Christian/Greek angel. For these, Japanese use the term ''Tenshi'' {{nihongo|天使|</i>「てんし」<i>|heavenly emissary</i><ref>[http://beta.jisho.org/search/天使 Denshi Jisho's translation of 「天使」(「{{tt|てん|Meaning is ''heaven'', ''heavenly''. Transliteration in the Latin script of this kanji's on'yomi pronunciation is ''ten''. The ''t'' is pronounced differently from the English ''ten'' (meaning is ''10''); rather, this ''t'' is pronounced like that of ''test''.}}{{tt|し|Meaning is ''emissary''. Transliteration in the Latin script of this kanji's on'yomi pronunciation is ''shi'', pronounced ''shee''.}}」)]</ref><i>}}.{{refbar}}
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*Despite their Japanese name {{nihongo|天神|</i>「てんじん」・<i>Tenjin|heavenly god</i><ref>[http://beta.jisho.org/search/天神 Denshi Jisho's translation of「天神」(「{{tt|てん|Meaning is ''heaven'', ''heavenly''. Transliteration in the Latin script of this kanji's on'yomi pronunciation is ''ten''. The ''t'' is pronounced differently from the English ''ten'' (meaning is ''10''); rather, this ''t'' is pronounced like that of ''test''.}}{{tt|じん|Meaning is ''god'', ''divinity''. Transliteration in the Latin script of this kanji's on'yomi pronunciation is ''jin'', pronounced ''jeen''. This pronunciation is derived from the original on'yomi ''shin'' 「しん」, which has a dakuten mark added to ''shi'' 「し」, changing it to ''ji'' 「じ」.}}」)]</ref><i>}} referring to the celestial beings of {{wp|Shinto}} and {{wp|Buddhist}} mythology, their appearance is rather that of the iconic Christian/Greek angel. For these, Japanese use the term ''Tenshi'' {{nihongo|天使|</i>「てんし」<i>|heavenly emissary</i><ref>[http://beta.jisho.org/search/天使 Denshi Jisho's translation of 「天使」(「{{tt|てん|Meaning is ''heaven'', ''heavenly''. Transliteration in the Latin script of this kanji's on'yomi pronunciation is ''ten''. The ''t'' is pronounced differently from the English ''ten'' (meaning is ''10''); rather, this ''t'' is pronounced like that of ''test''.}}{{tt|し|Meaning is ''emissary''. Transliteration in the Latin script of this kanji's on'yomi pronunciation is ''shi'', pronounced ''shee''.}}」)]</ref><i>}}.{{refbar}}
 
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Template:Project improve adTemplate:Race infoboxThe Celestials (「天神族」?; Tenjin zoku) were a race of angel-like beings who once lived on the Celestial Plain, but are now extinct. They are only seen in the form of spirits.

Appearance

The Celestials has the iconic appearance of a Roman/Christian angel, with a white toga, golden hair, wings on their heads and a halo above them.

Story

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Background

The Celestials lived a harmonious life on the Celestial Plain. But this peace was interrupted by an attack from the great demon Orochi and its endless legion of demons. Waka tried to help the Celestials escape by boarding them onto the Ark of Yamato. However, not long after setting sail, the Celestials were massacred by another endless legion of demons from the depths of the ark, led by Yami.

Ōkami

As Amaterasu boards the Ark of Yamato after freeing it from the perpetual ice of Laochi Lake, she met the remaining spirits of four Celestials, Marco, Hakuba, Sado and Azumi. They told her about the events that had occurred, from the attack that devastated the Celestial Plain, the Ark of Yamato genocide to the recent rise of darkness. They faded away one by one and passed on, removing the last trace of Celestials from the universe.Template:Spoiler end

Trivia

  • Despite their Japanese name (「天神」?; 「てんじん」・Tenjin; heavenly god[1]) referring to the celestial beings of Template:Wp and Template:Wp mythology, their appearance is rather that of the iconic Christian/Greek angel. For these, Japanese use the term Tenshi (「天使」?; 「てんし」; heavenly emissary[2]).Template:Refbar

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