But this is not the end of the story of the birth of the God of
Fire. Kagutsuchi was killed by his father Izanagi in his despair
over the death of Izanami. And from Kagutsuchi's blood were born
eight powerful gods who had various strengths, such as the power
to crack rocks, to tear roots and to wield wild thunder like force.
And from his head, chest, abdomen, genitals, arms and legs were
born eight more gods, all related to mountains. In other words,
the God of Fire was killed by the God of Creation and then reborn
as sixteen other deities. This tale, too, symbolizes volcanic
force and the formation of the land.