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IZANAGI

Picture of the Japanese Creator God IZANAGI from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Japanese Creator God

Shinto Creator God

Begat the islands of Japan and most of the contents therein via his wife IZANAMI.

Unfortunately the strain proved too much for IZANAMI and she died in childbirth. IZANAGI tried and failed to rescue her from the Underworld, but while cleaning himself up after this very messy operation, he unexpectedly gave birth himself.

Sun Goddess AMATERASU was born from the tear in his left eye. Moon God TSUKIYOMI was born from the tear in his right eye. And Storm God SUSANOO was born from his dripping nose.

IZANAGI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : IZANAGI
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 20412

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Article last updated on 31 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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