Goddess Izanami


Izanami is a Japanese goddess of death and life.

Izanami is the goddess of the land and rich soil, the place where all gods and goddesses were born.

She and her companion, Izangi, descended from heaven to bring the world into being.

Izanami was burnt to death when she gave birth to the god of fire, who turned her into an unattractive old lady.

Izanami, no longer appropriate for the natural world, descended into the underworld and became the goddess of death.

~Kiran Atma