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Izanami And Izanagi by GENZOMAN Izanami And Izanagi by GENZOMAN
A very old commission, arround 2006 or so, but back to life cause i found a lot of old Japanese myths on a DVD. hope you like it.
I think Izanami And Izanagi is a pretty cool guy. he creates islands and doesn't afraid of anything :p

Let´s wiki attack!


Izanami and Izanagi

In Japanese mythology the two deities Izanagi (The Male Who Invites) and Izanami (The Female Who Invites) are the creators of Japan and its gods. In one important myth, they descend to Yomitsu Kuni, the underworld and land of darkness.

According to legend, after their birth Izanagi and Izanami stood on the floating bridge of heaven and stirred the primeval ocean with a jeweled spear. When they lifted the spear, the drops that fell back into the water formed the first solid land, an island called Onogoro. Izanagi and Izanami descended to the island and became husband and wife. Their first child was deformed, and the other gods said it was because Izanami spoke before her husband at their marriage ceremony.

The couple performed another wedding ceremony, this time correctly. Izanami soon gave birth to eight lovely children, who became the islands of Japan. Izanagi and Izanami then created many gods and goddesses to represent the mountains, valleys, waterfalls, streams, winds, and other natural features of Japan. However, during the birth of Kagutsuchi, the fire god, Izanami was badly burned. As she lay dying, she continued to create gods and goddesses, and still other deities emerged from the tears of the grief-stricken Izanagi.

When Izanami died, she went to Yomi-tsu Kuni. Izanagi decided to go there and bring his beloved back from the land of darkness and death. Izanami greeted Izanagi from the shadows as he approached the entrance to Yomi. She warned him not to look at her and said that she would try to arrange for her release from the gods of Yomi. Full of desire for his wife, Izanagi lit a torch and looked into Yomi. Horrified to see that Izanami was a rotting corpse, Izanagi fled.

Angry that Izanagi had not respected her wishes, Izanami sent hideous female spirits, eight thunder gods, and an army of fierce warriors to chase him. Izanagi managed to escape and blocked the pass between Yomi and the land of the living with a huge boulder. Izanami met him there, and they broke off their marriage.

PSCS/Grapphire 3/music:Obokuri Eemui - Ikue Asazaki
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thorman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
wuau que buen dibujo de mitologia japonesa te felicito mucho genzoman:D
LightningLord3 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
You do not see many artistic depictions of Izanami and Izanagi, and this one is just so very beautiful to behold! I like this painting, and the one you did of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu as well... very great works and very respectful to the Japanese traditions that inspired them. Definitely must fave both of them! :D
YandereLolitaX Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Job ^^
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
well done really like this story :)
bunalz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
PE...RU...SO... *summon fails* Wink/Razz 
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Pretty cool & majestic.
DarkThundah3600 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
IZANAGI!!!!! - Yu Narukami
Path-Of-NoEnd Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I love your myth pieces. Ever though about doing one for Susano'o? You already did one for Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi.
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The first gods of Shinto mythology and the creators of Japan
TotalFantasy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Susanoo please XD
ApusDeSoare Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014 it
lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! Shintoism is impressive to look at! 
Ccampbell1414 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Quite the legend. Guess thats where the name for the two forms of mangekyo of the Uchiha comes from! The Izanagi, which passes off all events as a dream, and Izanami, putting all inside into an endless loop.

still quite interesting!
Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Rather tragic story. The first divorce ever, even before men
Bluexorcist93 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
i believe the first child that was born deformed was hiruko, also known as the leech child
Mitho-man Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Me encanta esta imagen!!
SAVLO Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Es lo primero que leí de mitología japonesa cuando era niño, eso y el mito de Amaterasu y Susanoo. Siempre que entro a tu galería buscando alguna imagen en particular me pierdo viendo tanta cosa genial.

Saludos y felicitaciones Genzoman.
HakainTheTerrible Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
You should make Susanoo O:
blancito Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Can I use your designs for my wikia page (about mythology)???
TheHandsomeRockLee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
The creators of Japan... my beloved source of happiness... :icongrovelplz:
thunderedd51 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
There, I said it.
OkamiAmmyterasu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You took the words right out of my mouth >>
oizanagi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
great job. japanese culture is awesome
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Writer
Very lovely. :D
We-All-Have-Rabies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Artist
Shintoism Is Very Interesting. Thank You For Sharing.
EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
La pareja perfecta
Kenji1801 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
This is so... Impressive!
Although the "Izanagi" I know is different from this one
juanito316ss Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Izanagi is a jerk :I
Still, good art
I love how Izanami came out
Benthos1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Pretty awesome, I would love to see a Nyx and Phanes artwork or Ra and Phanes artwork (since the two were born out of a Cosmic Egg). [link] If he's as bad ass as they say he is, he was the first top God in the universe! That'd be astounding to see what you can do with him!
Hotaru-No-Kuronichi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
...i just love how my hormones cause my eyes to drift from the focus of the picture to Izanami's ass. It's so perfect... :icondatassplz:
WolfFlameTheShe-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
would you like to know they're technically Brother and Sister? and they got MARRIED?!
Hotaru-No-Kuronichi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So... wincest?
WolfFlameTheShe-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
really Izanagi?
Aya0805 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Ah, beautiful. Aya was looking for a good picture depiction of the pair. This one totally got that cake~ (: <3
Hotaru-No-Kuronichi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... their both beautiful, Izanami expecially.
Mae760 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Makes a cute couple ;) Love the art..
swordsmanyukiri Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Whoa I love how you portrayed them *-* very very nic work :D
ZackGold Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Me encanta ^w^
ark17 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do you can draw a solo Izanam and a solo Izanagi?
tyrokyu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Great job with your drawings! I think I like this one the most ^^
Furipe-chan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Congratulations!! Your Art surprises me!! I can't stop adding to my faves!!
If it was a sin to be so good in the digital art... I guess you would be in trouble! xD
Pureblood-kaname Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
That's actually really sad D':
Shinigami343 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Now I know where Darker Than Black got those names from! I'm not really sure why Yin and her specter were named after those two, though.
wubbykins Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Awesome! T_T
shinjiruda Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
keep up the good work [link]
Dreamholder Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
overwhelmingly powerful :)
ExcaliburTheGreat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
lol Persona 4
LavenderXSkyXPalace Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
MadaraIsPain Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
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