Japnese Creation myth

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  • Before there was heaven and earth, there was darkness. In the midst of this darkness was a swirling mass in the shape of an enormous egg, containing all things.
  • Slowly over the course of many years, the lighter and purer part drew itself away from the heavier and denser part. The heavy material settled to form the earth; this was IN (yin). The lighter part rose to form the Heavens; this was YO (yang).
  • IN and YO were opposites, but one could not exist without the other. IN is the feminine and YO is the masculine, and all things in the world have the properties of one of these two forces. From this separation, the first beings appeared. They were Izanagi “Male who Invites” and Izanami, “Female who Invites”.
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