Gender Masculine
Scripts 伊邪那岐(Japanese Kanji) いざなぎ(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. EE-ZA-NA-GYEE(Japanese)

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.


Entry updated April 25, 2021