The last of these spontaneous divine generations were a brother and a sister, named Izanagi and Izanami.
Izanagi struck his tall spear in the ground making it the axis of the world.
Shortly after this very ingenuous proposal Izanagi and Izanami were married.
When they met, Izanami held her tongue while Izanagi said, "What a lovely woman!"
Then Izanagi took his long jeweled spear and plunged it into the turbid mass, turning it round and round.
So Izanagi created with his breath the two gods, male and female of the wind.
Stretching far beyond Izanagi lay the ocean, and on its surface was reflected the face of his well-beloved daughter, Ama-terasu.
Izanagi skirted the base of the mountain to the right, Izanami turned to the left.
One would scarcely have thought that amid such exciting adventures Izanagi would have solemnly declared a divorce.
Izanagi had little joy in this son, nevertheless he made him ruler of the ocean.