Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

IZANAGI

Shinto Creator God

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

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 Susano-wo was born from his dripping nose.

Izanagi Facts and Figures

Name: Izanagi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 176

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Article last updated on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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