The Shinto Creation Myth

The Shinto Creation Myth

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  • Two gods Izanagi and his wife Izanami.
  • The spear was pulled from the ocean, drops fell from the tip.
  • They were given a spear, which they plunged in the ocean.
  • Forming the first Japanese island.
  • They settled on the first island.
  • Giving birth to all of the islands that form japan.
  • As well as giving birth to gods to inhabit each island.
  • Izanami died while giving birth to the god of fire.
  • He returned alone but doing by doing so brought many impurities along.
  • Izanagi followed her to the land of the dead, but she refused to go back.
  • He cleaned himself, and the water that fell from his body became other gods 
  • These included Susanowo (storm god) and Amaterasu (sun goddess)
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