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IZANAGI AND IZANAMI

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Izanagi and Izanami  - Japanese Mythology

Izanagi and Izanami are the seventh generation of Shinto’s celestial gods. Translated from Japanese Izanagi means “He who invites” and Izanami means “She who invites”. These two gods together are responsible for the creation of the Japanese islands we know as Yamato.

This pair of celestial gods were given a special type of spear from the older generation of gods which Izanagi used to reach down from their realm and create the very first island, Onogoro.

Izanagi and Izanami decided to marry and to bring forth children in order to create new generations and new lands upon the earth. They began a ritual in order to celebrate their marriage. During the marriage ceremony, Izanami was very excited when she saw Izanagi and showed her delight by shouting out at first glance. Izanagi also showed his enthusiasm but explained to her that a female should not be the first to speak in this type of manner.

Their first child was deformed with a shape similar to a leech. They went into heaven to learn what could have caused such a deformity to their child. In heaven they learned that the reason their child had been deformed was because of the excitement that Izanami showed during the marriage ceremony which in essence polluted their marriage. They repeated their marriage ceremony this time with a very silent Izanami.

Their next mating created the eight largest islands of Japan and the bubbles from this birth brought forth the smaller islands and the foreign lands. They also created the deities of the rivers, mountains, wind, sea, trees, and of rice.

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