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.
Article last updated on 31 October 2013
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "IZANAGI: God of Creation from Japanese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Oct. 2013. Web. 2 September 2014.