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IZANAMI

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Shinto Creator Goddess. Her husband is [IZANAGI].

This Goddess is all very Heavenly with the Heavenly Floating Bridge, and the Heavenly Jewelled Spear used to stir the Celestial Porridge.

But then it becomes a little incomprehensible: wagtails giving birth to a leech — or it may have been a jellyfish. There was some sort of split-up and the She one ended up in Yomi the Land of Gloom.

Further details can be found in the Book of Ancient Matters written in 712 Japanese time. This account, being in ancient Japanese, has to be read back-to-front and probably in very small doses.

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Article last updated on 17 May 2009
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT IZANAMI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : IZANAMI
Location : Japan
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 614

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