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[ee-zah-nah-mee] /ˈi zɑˈnɑ mi/
a Japanese goddess, the sister of Izanagi. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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
  • When they met, Izanami held her tongue while Izanagi said, "What a lovely woman!"

    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
  • Izanagi skirted the base of the mountain to the right, Izanami turned to the left.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • Retreating to another part of the world—that is, into southwestern Japan—Izanami purified himself by bathing in a stream.

    The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
  • Here he placed a huge rock, and eventually came face to face with Izanami.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • I was told this when I wanted to go to the legendary burial-place of Izanami.

  • The actual work of creation was done by a male deity, Izanagi, and a female deity, Izanami.

  • Ayame was true to the old religion, the worship of the descendants of Izanagi and Izanami.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • Izanami would fain have left that place to rejoin Izanagi on the beautiful earth.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder

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