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GenderMasculine
Scripts伊邪那岐 Japanese Kanji
PronouncedPron.EE-ZA-NA-GYEE Japanese
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Meaning & History

Means "male who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology the god Izanagi was the husband of Izanami. When she died he unsuccessfully journeyed to the underworld to retrieve her. In the purifying rites that followed his return the gods of the sun, moon and wind were created.

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gods, mythology
Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute