Two gods, named Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, were commanded by the primal gods to create the land.
Izanami gave birth to Japan and it's gods, including the gods of the sea, river, mountain, field, tree, stone, and fire.
During the birth of the fire god, Izanami was burned and lost her life.
Here Lies: Izanami no Mikoto
Izanagi followed her down to The Land Of Dead, but upon seeing her mangled corpse, he fled. He blocked her escape with a boulder and went to the river to cleanse himself.
From his left eye was born Amaterasu Omikami (Goddess of the Sun); Tsukushi no Mikoto (God of the Moon) was born from his right eye, and Susanoo no Mikoto (God of Storms) was born from his nose.
Amaterasu was given rule over the High Plain of Heaven, Tsukushi no Mikoto was given the Realm of Night, and Susanoo no Mikoto was given the Plain of the Seas. Thus was born Japan and its surrounding world.
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