A friendly email took note today of an earlier post here about laughter among the spiritual luminaries. The sender included a link to Ame-no-Uzume-no-mikoto, who "is the goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry in the Shinto religion."
Truth to tell, the mythology surrounding this deity didn't interest me much. But I fell ass-over-appetite in love with the description:
The Heavenly Alarming Female
How I wish I had thought of that and all the deliciousness it conveys!