Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Shinto Creator Goddess

Picture of the Japanese Creator Goddess Izanami from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Shinto Creator Goddess

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 Kojiki 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.

Her husband is Izanagi.

Izanami Facts and Figures

Name: Izanami
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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