Japanese Mythology

In many different regions the world started as a ball of chaos and darkness

"Once upon a time, when the world was still young, floating like oil, two gods, Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto were commanded by the primal gods to make the land and fix it in place. The two stood on the Floating Bridge of Heaven and thrust the Heavenly Jewelled spear into the sea. The brine that dripped from the spear became an island where the two performed a marriage rite around a pillar. Izanami gave birth to the islands of Japan and their deities, the gods of the sea, river, mountain, field, tree, stone, fire and many others."(The Kojiki)

Kojiki

"The Kojiki is unquestionable, as it also is a collection of a large amount of Japanese mythology. The Kojiki begins during the period known as Kamiyo (The Age of the Gods), starting with the Japanese creation myth."(kanko)

Myths

Kamaitachi

There are three of them, sometimes brothers, sometimes triplets, who go around cutting off people's legs. The first weasel knocks someone down, the second cuts off the legs, and the third sews up the wounds.

Japanese Deities

Sarutahiko Okami, kami of earth. Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess.Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess. Hachiman, the god of war. Inari Okami, god of rice and agriculture. Izanagi-no-Mikoto, the first man. Izanami-no-Mikoto, the first woman. Kotoamatsukami, the primary kami trinity. Omoikane, the deity of wisdom. Susanoo-no-mikoto, the sea and storms god. Tsukuyomi, the moon god

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