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EAST ASIAN MYTHOLOGY MEME:

[8/8] JAPANESE GODS AND GODDESSES | IZANAMI

Izanami (given as 伊弉冉尊), meaning “she who invites”, is seen as a Japanese goddess of the Earth, creation, and death. As the former wife of Izanagi, god of the sky, they represent the creation deities that produced the land masses and mythological figures of Japan.

The first gods summoned two divine beings into existence, the male Izanagi and the female Izanami, and charged them with creating the first land. They descended from the bridge of heaven and made their home on the island. They bore six more islands and many deities. However, Izanami died giving birth to the child Kagu-tsuchi, the god of fire.

Izanagi lamented the death of his wife and undertook a journey to Yomi, the underworld. He searched for Izanami and found her. At first, he could not see her for the shadows hid her appearance. He asked her to return with him. Izanami spat out at him, informing her husband that he was too late: she had already eaten the food of the underworld and was now one with the land of the dead. She could no longer return to the living. The news shocked Izanagi, but he refused to leave her in Yomi. While Izanami was sleeping, he took the comb that bound his long hair and set it alight as a torch. Under the sudden burst of light, he saw the horrid form of the once beautiful and graceful Izanami. She was now a rotting form of flesh with maggots and foul creatures running over her ravaged body. Crying out loud, Izanagi could no longer control his fear and started to run, intending to return to the living and abandon his death-ridden wife.

Izanami woke up, shrieking and indignant, and chased after him. She also sent Raijin, the god of thunder, and shikome (foul women) to hunt for Izanagi and bring him back to Yomi. Izanagi burst out of the entrance and pushed a boulder in the mouth of the Yomotsuhirasaka, the cavern that was the entrance of Yomi. Izanami screamed from behind this impenetrable barricade and told Izanagi that if he left her she would destroy a thousand residents of the living everyday. He furiously replied he would give life to a thousand and five hundred.

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shevyvision:

The Grand Chamber at Chatsworth House, Debyshire.

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razingreason:

They’d have the prettiest babies

XD

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paintingispoetry:

Charles-Amable Lenoir, To the Return of Times Lost, 19th century

paintingispoetry:

Charles-Amable Lenoir, To the Return of Times Lost, 19th century

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i-clash-with-everything:

You can see the exact moment where it goes
"I HAVE MADE A HORRIFIC MISTAKE. FUCK. FUCK FUCK FUCK F-"
And then it falls in.

i-clash-with-everything:

You can see the exact moment where it goes

"I HAVE MADE A HORRIFIC MISTAKE. FUCK. FUCK FUCK FUCK F-"

And then it falls in.

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yowa-pedal:

The imanaru butt slap we’ve all been waiting for! >w<

yowa-pedal:

The imanaru butt slap we’ve all been waiting for! >w<

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whitechoko:

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closer…

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CLOSER…… …

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YES

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last-heroine:

using toudou to experiment with a different kind of coloring 
chat me up on twitter ˘◡˘

last-heroine:

using toudou to experiment with a different kind of coloring 

chat me up on twitter ˘◡˘

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so-cruel-yet-so-beautiful:

jumping on the bandwagon like

Deleted scene from Free! ES episode 12.

xD

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blankandy:

*sees a character* this is it, this is my favorite character from anything ever, i lvoe this character so much i love them theyre my favorite oh my god *sees another character* this is it, this is my favorite ch

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rawrical:

thecutestofthecute:

Congratulations!! You got mail !!!.. Pup-mail that is!!!

I would die!!!

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