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.