It looks like Capcom is retconning Shiranui's gender and making [it] male, as per this Capcom post detailing Okamiden:

Did the first game establish that Shiranui was female at all? I kinda forget, it's been so long. At any rate, maybe the infobox should be changed? 14:26, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up and the link. I've looked into it and found that Shiranui's gender differs between sources and I've edited the page to reflect this--Soul reaper 07:10, February 5, 2011 (UTC)

Same deity. Edit

Guys, Shiranui and Amaterasu are actually the same deity. Shiranui is just an "older" version of Ammy. The reason why she's called Shiranui was a nickname given to her by the people of Kamiki Village, since they did not know she was the Sun Goddess. I think this should be corrected. 22:53, April 20, 2011 (UTC)

What should be corrected, be specific. We already know that Amaterasu is Shiranui and the name Shiranui comes from the people of Kamiki. What needs to be changed?--Soul reaper 04:39, April 21, 2011 (UTC)
Shiranui is refered on the page as Amaterasu's "incarnation". Shouldn't be said that they are the same deity? Also, it says that Shiranui's gender is male, but Amaterasu is female. 17:56, April 22, 2011 (UTC)
Well an incarnation can refers to the "conception and birth of a sentient creature (generally a human) who is the material manifestation of an entity, god or force whose original nature is immaterial" or the word can mean "the descent of a god, or divine being in human form on Earth" so the word is fairly accurate. If you'd like to add further information regarding the reincarnation of Shiranui as the Amaterasu we play as then go ahead. As for the gender, we have a section in the article regarding the gender disputes. While Amaterasu was once Shiranui, it is not explicitly stated whether they share the same gender in the first game. The Japanese version never actually refers to Amaterasu as a female either. Okamiden blatantly refers to Shiranui as a male and as it is the first source to actually state his gender, that is what we must go by. If another game comes out and refers to Shiranui as a female then we'll have to deal with it but as of Okamiden's release, Shiranui is a male.--Soul reaper 07:54, April 23, 2011 (UTC)

In some mythologies, deities create incarnations of themselves in the opposite gender, so it's entirely possible that that's what Amaterasu did with Shiranui, only to reincarnate into a female wolf. Diachronos 11:13, April 10, 2012 (UTC)

Name Meaning Edit

I looked Shiranui up, and it can mean "unknown fire". This meaning refers to the optical illusion of fire on two bodies of water in Japan: (talk) 20:48, November 9, 2012 (UTC)