There is more. I am reminded that this myth reflects their profound
wisdom concerning the genesis of the land and of nature. Nature
was created through the union and exchange between the negative
force (feminine principle) and the positive force (masculine principle).
The climax of their reproductive behavior was the birth of the
God of Fire, which can also be considered a symbol of volcanic
explosions. Izanami's genitals, "hot" in Japanese, also signify
"a place of fire" (also "hot" phonetically). This was a primordial
hole from which all beings, gods, the land, us, emerged.