Definition of Izanagi

1. Noun. The god who fathered the islands and gods of Japan with his sister Izanami.

Generic synonyms: Japanese Deity

Definition of Izanagi

1. Proper noun. (mythology Shintoism) A Japanese creator god. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Izanagi

Ixodes holocyclus
Ixodes neotomae
Ixodes pacificus
Ixodes persulcatus
Ixodes pilosus
Ixodes ricinus
Ixodes scapularis
Ixodes spinipalpis
Ixodidae
Ixodoidea
Iyar
Iyora
Iyyar
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Izaak Walton
Izanagi (current term)
Izanami
Izedi
Izedis
Izhevsk
Izhorian
Izhorians
Izmir
Izmirian
Iztaccíhuatl
Izzie
Izzy
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Literary usage of Izanagi

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1878)
"JACKSON, Andrew, president of the United Izanagi [e-za-na'-ghe], Japanese divinity, IX. 541, 1 b. Izanami, Japanese divinity, IX. 541, 1 b. hard fe-zar], ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"JACKSON, Andrew, president of the United Izanagi [e-za-nâ'-ghe], Japanese divinity, IX. 541, 1 b. Izanami, Japanese divinity, IX. 541, 1 b. ..."

3. The Political Philosophy of Modern Shintō: A Study of the State Religion of by Daniel Clarence Holtom (1922)
"Inthe Japanese account the tears of Izanagi are rain-drops, in the Maori myth ... The conclusion, that Izanagi is to be interpreted as the great Sky-Father, ..."

4. Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697 by William George Aston (1896)
"Izanagi no Mikoto therefore drew his sword, and, flourishing it behind him, ... When they had finished eating them, they again pursued Izanagi no Mikoto. ..."

5. A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the by Frank Brinkley, Dairoku Kikuchi (1915)
"Now the land of Yomi — generally interpreted "underworld" — which Izanagi visited in search of Izanami, was really identical with Yomi-shima, ..."

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