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と here means when. It's a conditional (A と B), where B naturally follows from A. See this post. The sentence as a whole reads like: Because of this, it will be safe when you hide under a desk like you would during an earthquake.


夜になろうと朝を迎えようと ≒夜になろうが朝を迎えようが ≒夜になっても朝を迎えても (more casual) 「~しようと~しようと」 means "(regardless of) whether ~~ or ~~". This ~ようと is like "even if~~", consisting of 意志・推量の助動詞「う・よう」 + 接続助詞「と」. This usage of と is #❷-4-ア on goo辞書: 逆接の仮定条件を表す。たとえ…であっても。…ても。㋐意志・推量の助動詞「う」「よう」「まい」などに付く。「何を言われよう―気にしない」「雨が降ろう―風が吹こう―、毎日見回りに出る」


1) Yes. 2) It defines the thing being talked about. In this case it is 熊の神. See some previous answers: Purpose of ~とは in 「あなたにとって仕事とはなんでしょうか」 3) I think it would be okay to have a と. I'm not very certain about this one though.


You should parse it as: と、この状況で思っちゃう僕は・・・ The と is the quotative particle.

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