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Izanagi

Izanagi as it appears in Persona 4

"One of the ancient gods who existed before Japan was formed. He created the Ouyashima from chaos, then gave birth to countless children and laid the foundation of soil and nature."
—Compendium Info

Izanagi (イザナギ, Izanagi) is a Level 1 Persona of the Fool Arcana, and the initial Persona of the protagonist.

StatsEdit

Strength Magic Endurance Agility Luck
3 2 2 3 2

ElementalEdit

Element Phys Agi Bufu Zio Garu Hama Mudo
Affinity - - - Str Wk - Null
Effectiveness (%) 100 50 125 100 100 100 100

SkillsEdit

Skill Level Skill Level
Zio Innate Rakunda 4
Cleave Innate Tarukaja 5
Rakukaja 3

MythologyEdit

Izanagi (イザナギ?, recorded in the Kojiki as 伊邪那岐 and in the Nihon Shoki as 伊弉諾) is a deity born of the seven divine generations in Japanese mythology and Shinto, and is also referred to in the roughly translated Kojiki as "male-who-invites" or Izanagi-no-mikoto. It is also pronounced Izanagi-no-Okami.

He with his spouse and younger sister, Izanami, bore many islands, deities and forefathers of Japan. When Izanami died in childbirth, Izanagi tried (but failed) to retrieve her from Yomi (the underworld). In the cleansing rite after his return, he begot Amaterasu (the sun goddess) from his left eye, Tsukuyomi (the moon god) from his right eye and Susanoo (tempest or storm god) from his nose.[1]

The story of Izanagi and Izanami has close parallels to other myths such as that of Orpheus and Eurydice, but when Izanagi looks prematurely at his wife, he beholds her monstrous and hellish state and she is shamed and enraged. She pursues him in order to kill him. She fails to do so, but promises to kill a thousand of his people every day. Izanagi retorts that a thousand and five hundred will be born every day.[

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