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Izanagi

[ee-zah-nah-gee] /ˈi zɑˈnɑ gi/
noun
1.
the Japanese god who fathered the islands and gods of Japan by a union with his sister Izanami.
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  • The last of these spontaneous divine generations were a brother and a sister, named Izanagi and Izanami.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • Izanagi struck his tall spear in the ground making it the axis of the world.

    Japanese Fairy World William Elliot Griffis
  • Shortly after this very ingenuous proposal Izanagi and Izanami were married.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • When they met, Izanami held her tongue while Izanagi said, "What a lovely woman!"

    Japanese Fairy World William Elliot Griffis
  • Then Izanagi took his long jeweled spear and plunged it into the turbid mass, turning it round and round.

    Japanese Fairy World William Elliot Griffis
  • So Izanagi created with his breath the two gods, male and female of the wind.

    Japanese Fairy World William Elliot Griffis
  • Stretching far beyond Izanagi lay the ocean, and on its surface was reflected the face of his well-beloved daughter, Ama-terasu.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • Izanagi skirted the base of the mountain to the right, Izanami turned to the left.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • One would scarcely have thought that amid such exciting adventures Izanagi would have solemnly declared a divorce.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • Izanagi had little joy in this son, nevertheless he made him ruler of the ocean.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder

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