A fascinating story Joy, have never heard about the Japanese Goddess Izanami-no-Mikoto before.
She had something of a bitter end though for someone who hadn't really done anything wrong. Well of course apart from talking to her husband first when, being the man, it should have been he who spoke.
And that the eight Japanese islands were named idividually after the couple's eight healthy children is an interesting legend. Will look at them with different eyes now.
Thanks for the article, it is always fun to learn something new.
Francine McKenna-Klein - German Culture Editor German Culture Site
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