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Group No. 19


A. Mythological Motifs

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A1200 – A1299

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Creation of man


A1200 – A1299Creation of man
A1200. Creation of man. *Hdwb. d. Abergl. I 460 s.v. "Anthropogonie"; *DeCock Volkssage, 146ff.; *Basset RTP XVIII 542 and references to earlier volumes. – Lappish: Qvigstad FFC LX 34 No. 6; Jewish: *Neuman; Siberian: Holmberg Siberian 371ff. – N. A. Indian: Thompson Tales 283 n. 49, (Calif.): Gayton and Newman 94; Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XI 338, (N. Alaska and Mackenzie River): Jenness 80, (Labrador): Hawkes GSCan XIV 152, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 167; Quiché: Alexander Lat. Am. 163.
A1614.3. Dark and light-skinned peoples made from dark and light coconuts. D2178.6. People created by magic.
A1201. Man created to rule the earth. Africa (Fang): Trilles 131.
A1205. Unacceptable gods as first inhabitants of earth. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 60.
A1210. Creation of man by creator. *Dh I 89. – Irish myth: Cross; Greek: *Grote I 71; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3030; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 81. – Maori: Dixon 23, 26; Easter Is.: Metraux Ethnology 312; Hawaiian, Tahitan: Dixon 26; Aztec: Alexander Lat. Am. 92; S. Am. Indian (Cashinawa): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 684, (Tucuna): Nimuendajú ibid. 724; Africa (Fjort): Dennett 105, (Ibo of Nigeria): Basden 282, (Ekoi): Talbot 373.
A0. Creator. A141.1. God makes automata and vivifies them. A1614.5. Negroes made from left-over scraps at creation. G312.5. Fierce flesh-eating creatures made by creator in fit of anger.
A1211. Man made from creator's body. India: Thompson-Balys.
A614. Universe from parts of creator's body.
A1211.0.1. Man springs into existence from deity's body by his mere thinking. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1211.1. Man from dirt mixed with creator's blood. Eitrem Opferritus und Voropfer der Griechen und Römer (Skrifter Akad. Oslo 1914 No. I 426). – Gaster Oldest Stories 69; Babylonian: Spence 81. – New Britain: Dixon 107 (figures drawn on ground and sprinkled with creator's blood).
A1211.2. Man from sweat of creator. Dh I 113; Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 33. – Persian: Carnoy 293.
A1211.3. Man from spittle of creator. Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 32; Oceanic: Dixon 24.
A1211.3.1. Being made from spittle of the gods. Icel.: De la Saussaye 233.
A1211.4. Man made from creator's eye. Egyptian: Müller 70ff.
A1211.5. Man made from dirt rubbed from creator's (hero's) body. (Cf. A833). India: Thompson-Balys.
A1211.5.1. Man made from broken off toenail of creator. S. Am. Indian (Yuracare): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 503.
A1211.6. Primeval human pair spring from two drops of urine of creator (woman from half-drop). India: Thompson-Balys.
A1211.7. First man the result of maid having licked semen-stained loin cloth of creator's teacher. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1211.8. Primeval crab pulls first five living creatures out of his side. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1212. Man created in creator's image. Jewish: *Neuman; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 43.
A1215. Man originates from god who comes to earth. West Caroline Is.: Dixon 250.
A1216. Man as offspring of creator. Greek: Fox 11. – India: Thompson-Balys; Indonesian: Dixon 156, 167, Voorhoeve Overzicht 64.
A1216.1. Mankind from masturbation of creator with earth. (Cf. A615.1.) Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 314.
A1217. Devil's unsuccessful attempt to vivify his creations as God has done. Succeeds only in making animal. – Dh I 90ff., 156ff.; *Fb (menneskeв) II 578a. – Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 4, 39, 41, 149; Jewish: *Neuman; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 61; Maidu: Dixon BAM XVII 39ff. No. 1.
A1217.1. Rebel angels oppose creation of man. Jewish: *Neuman.
A1218. Man created by co-operation of the gods. *BP III 54. – Icel.: De la Saussaye 263, MacCulloch Eddic 327; Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 39; Jewish: Neuman; Greek: Fox 15.
A1220. Creation of man through evolution. Hawaiian: Dixon 15f.; Samoan: ibid. 18, 28; Maori: ibid. 27.
A1220.1. Progressive degeneration to present race of men. Greek: *Grote I 64.
A1221. Mankind from unusual primeval mating. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1221.1. Mankind begotten by giant's two feet. He touches one foot with the other and begets progeny. – Icel.: De la Saussaye 342 (Ymir).
A1221.2. Mankind from (Peace and Quiet fructified by Light.в) Hawaiian: Dixon 16.
A1221.3. Mankind from mating of pairs of reeds. Igorot (Luzon): Dixon 176.
A1221.4. Mankind from mating of tree and vine. Borneo: Dixon 159; Samoan: ibid. 164 n. 37.
A1221.5. Mankind from mating of frog and (daughter of fire.в) Africa: Bouvergnes 33, 40.
A1221.6. Mankind from human-animal mating. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 88.
A1222. Mankind originates from eggs. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 89 No. 49; India: Thompson-Balys; Oceanic: Dixon 109 (Fiji, Torres Straits, Admiralty Is.), 109 n. 17 (Polynesia, Indonesia, Micronesia), 160 (Sumatra), 169f. (Indonesia), Handy 125 (Marquesas); S. Am. Indian (Jivaro): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 148, (Mbaya): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (1) 367.
A1224. Descent of man from animals. *Lang Myth I 179, 184; *Hdwb. d. Abergl. I 465; *Frazer Old Testament I 33ff. – Australian: Van Gennep Mythes et légendes d'Australie 2f., 8f.; Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 374; Eskimo (Smith Sound): Kroeber JAFL XII 168, (Ungava): Turner RBAE XI 261, (Greenland): Rink 471, (Cape York): Rasmussen III 85, (W. Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 359, (Labrador): Hawkes GSCan XIV 152, (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 482, (Mackenzie River): Jenness RCanAE XIII 81; S. Am. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 104.
A1224.0.1. Mankind is descended from marriage of human being and animal. Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 482, cf. Thompson Tales n. 2; S. Am. Indian (Yuracare): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 503.
A1224.1. Mankind descended from tadpoles. Wa (Indo-Chinese): Scott Indo-Chinese 293.
A1224.2. Mankind descended from worms or larvae. Eastern Indonesian: Dixon 169; Tonga: Gifford 15f.; S. Am. Indian (Cashinawa): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 684.
A1224.3. Woman created from dog's tail. Eve. – *Dh I 114ff.; *Bolte Zs f. Vksk. XI 255 n. 3; PolРЅvka ibid. XVI 212. – Finnish: Aarne FFC VII 5 No. 11, XXXIII 52 No. 11; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 140 No. 10; Livonian: Loorits FFC LXVI 82 No. 17; Flemish: DeMeyer XXXVII 83 No. 11; Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 36ff., 52, 65.
A1224.4. Mankind born from a cow. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1224.5. Descent of men from monkeys. Chinese: Graham.
A1224.5.1. Men are monkeys who have lost their tails. Chinese: Graham.
A1224.6. Mankind descended from fish. S. Am. Indian (Tucuna): Nimuendajú BBAE CXLIII 93, 294.
A1224.7. Creation of man by creator from ants. He commands them to become men. – Greek: Fox 11.
A1225. First men undeveloped. Rudimentary and amorphous, gradually assume present shape. – Arunta: Dixon 272; Borneo: ibid. 159; Society Is.: ibid. 29, 164; Nias Is., Samoan: ibid. 164 n. 35, 36.
A1225.1. First couple organically united. Like Siamese twins. (Cf. A1275.2.) – Jewish: Neuman. – S. Am. Indian (Chaco): Alexander Lat. Am. 322, (Lengua): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (1) 267.
A1225.2. Man originally without hands and feet. Boy steals them from Python, and afterward men have them. – Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 376.
A1225.2.1. Man given hands, feet, mouth and nose by monkey. S. Am. Indian (Cashinawa): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 68.
A1226. Man created after series of unsuccessful experiments. Greek: *Grote I 62; QuichÉ: Alexander Lat. Am. 163ff.; Cakchiquel: ibid. 180; Banks Is.: Beckwith Myth 61.
A1226.1. Creator makes man out of butter first; it would not stand up and melted. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1227. Different types of men produced from one original type. Jewish: Neuman.
A1230. Emergence or descent of first man to earth.
A1231. First man descends from sky. *Lang Myth I 75; India: *Thompson-Balys; German New Guinea: Dixon 111; Northern Australia: ibid. 274; Kei Is. (Indonesia): ibid. 156; Eastern Indonesian: ibid. 167. – N. A. Indian: Krickeberg IndianermРґrchen aus Nordamerika 10; Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 517; Carib: Alexander Lat. Am. 38; S. Am. Indian (Inca): Rowe BBAE CXLIII (2) 315, (Yagua): Steward-Métraux ibid. (3) 736, (Warrau): Kirchoff ibid. (3) 880, (Bacairi): Lévi-Strauss ibid. (3) 347, (Tiatinagua): Métraux ibid. (3) 448, (Toba, Mataco): Métraux ibid. (1) 367, Métraux MAFLS XL 21f., 101. – African: Werner African 152.
A1231.1. Mankind from featherless bird sent from sky. Sumatra: Dixon 169.
A1232. Mankind ascends from under the earth. (Cf. A1631.) Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys. – S. Am. Indian (Chaco, Pampean): Alexander Lat. Am. 322, (Tereno, Caduveo, Mbaya): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (1) 367, (Inca): Rowe ibid. (2) 315, (MunderucСЉ): Horton ibid. (3) 281, (Viracocha): Steward-Métraux ibid. (3) 550, (Chamacoco): Métraux MAFLS XL 25; N. Am. Indian (Zuñi): *Benedict 337.
A1232.1. Mankind from bones of dead brought from underworld. Aztec: Alexander Lat. Am. 90.
A1232.2. Mankind emerges from lake. A woman and boy. They marry and populate earth. – Chibcha (with reference to other South American tribes): Alexander Lat. Am. 199.
A1232.2.1. Mankind emerges from water. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1232.3. Mankind emerges from caves. India: Thompson-Balys; Haitian: Alexander Lat. Am. 30; S. Am. Indian (Inca): Rowe BBAE CXLIII (2) 317, (Aymara): Tschopik ibid. (2) 571, (Araucanian): Cooper ibid. (2) 753, (Yuracare): Métraux ibid. (3) 503, (Mbaya): Métraux ibid. (1) 367, (Tiatinagua): Métraux ibid. (3) 449, (Caduveo): Métraux MAFLS XL 106; African: Werner African 147.
A1232.3.1. Mankind emerges from a pit. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1234. Mankind emerges from ground. Greek: *Grote I 177; Australian: Dixon Oc. Myth. 271; Papuan (British New Guinea): ibid. 110; Indonesian: ibid. 169 n. 79 – 81; Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 312; Eskimo (Cape York): Rasmussen III 47; African: Werner African 147.
A1234.1. Earth as virgin mother of Adam. *Denk Zs. f. Vksk. XII 352.
A1234.1.1. Primeval human pair spring from womb of Mother Earth. (Cf. A1270.) – India: Thompson-Balys.
A1234.2. Mankind emerges from mountain. Pijaos (Colombia): Alexander Lat. Am. 200.
A1234.3. Spontaneous generation. Scientists find child on deserted island. They suggest that he has emerged from the ground. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
A1234.4. Earth gives birth to woman. Chinese: Graham.
A1236. Mankind emerges from tree. (Cf. A1251.) – Indonesian: Dixon 168f.; Papuan (British New Guinea): ibid. 110; Sumatra: ibid 160. – S. Am. Indian (Warrau): Kirchoff BBAE CXLIII (3) 880, (Chamacoco): Métraux ibid. (1) 367; African: Werner African 145f.
A1236.1. Mankind emerges from buds on trees. Nias Is.: Dixon 167; Sumatran: ibid. 160.
A1236.2. Tribes emerge from melon. Lao, Wa (Indo-China): Scott Indo-Chin. 286, 289.
A1240. Man made from mineral substance.
A1241. Man made from clay (earth). *Dh I 89-III passim; Barton JAOS XXXIX 287; *Frazer Old Testament I 3 – 29. – Irish myth: Cross; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 51 n. 5, Fox 10f., 13, 208; Jewish: *Neuman; Hindu: Penzer III 59; Babylonian: Spence 86; Siberian: Holmberg Siberian 373; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 114ff. – Polynesian (Maori, Hawaii, Tahiti, Society Is., Marquesas): Dixon 24 – 26; Indonesian: ibid. 172ff. n. 96 – 100, 104 – 106; Australian: ibid. 273; Marquesas: Handy 122f.; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 44ff.; Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 315. – Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 454; N. A. Indian: Krickeberg IndianermРґrchen 267, 307, 321f., (Calif.): Gayton and Newman 56; S. Am. Indian (Lengua): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (1) 367, (Apapocuva-Guarani): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 136; Aztec: Alexander Lat. Am. 85; QuichÉ: ibid. 163.
A1241.1. Man made from piece of clay thrown on ground. Babylonian: Spence 162.
A1241.2. Man made from sand sprinkled with water. Muzo (Colombia): Alexander Lat. Am. 200.
A1241.3. Man made from clay image and vivified. (Cf. A1241.2, A1252.1.) – Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 4, 34f.; Jewish: *Neuman, Moreno Esdras; Indonesian: Dixon 172ff.; Banks Is., New Hebrides: ibid. 107; Hawaii: *Beckwith Myth 43 – 46; S. Am. Indian (Inca): Rowe BBAE CXLIII (2) 315, (Yuracare): Métraux ibid. (3) 504; Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 94.
A1241.4. Man made from earth reddened with blood of human sacrifice. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1241.4.1. Man from clay and animal's blood. Africa (Loango): pechuël-Loesche 267.
A1241.5. Man made of earth brought from four different places. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
A1245. Man created from stones. Hdwb. d. Abergl. I 463. – Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 55 n. 2; Fox 11. – Nauru (Pleasant Is.): Dixon 252; Tongan, Samoan, Melanesian: ibid. 158; Indonesian: Kruyt Het Animisme 469. – Central American: Van Cappelle Mythen en Sagen uit West Indië» 19; S. Am. Indian (Inca): Rowe BBAE CXLIII (2) 315, (Paressi): Métraux ibid. (3) 359.
A1245.1. New race from stones thrown over head after deluge. (Cf. A1254.1.). – Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 55 n. 2, Fox 19.
A1245.2. Mankind from vivified stone image. (Cf. A1241.3, A1252.1.). – Indonesian: Dixon 174.
A1245.3. Mankind from cleft rock. Formosa: Dixon 170; Gilbert Is.: ibid. 251.
A1245.4. Mankind from salty stone (ice block) licked by cow. (Audhumla). – Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 63, 324, Boberg.
A1245.5. Man born from mountains. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1246. Mankind originates from shell. New Hebrides: Dixon 110.
A1247. Mankind originates from metals. Aztec: Alexander Lat. Am. 85.
A1250. Man made from vegetable substance.
A1251. Creation of man from tree. (Cf. A1236, A1275.6.) – Hdwb. d. Abergl. I 461, 955; Holmberg Baum 69; BP III 54. – Icel.: Herrmann Nordische Mythologie 579, MacCulloch Eddic 327f., Boberg; Greek: Fox 11; Hindu: Berguigne La religion vÉdique I 100. – Australian: Dixon 274; Island of Nieue: ibid. 30; Melanesian: ibid. 106; Solomon Is.: ibid. 110; Ceram, Amboina, Formosa, Borneo, Nias: ibid. 168; Indonesian: Voorhoeve Overzicht 65, Kruyt Het Animisme 465. – Central American: Van Cappelle 18; S. Am. Indian (Tembé): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 140.
A1252. Creation of man from wood. Borneo: Dixon 174f.; S. Am. Indian (Paressi): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 360.
A1252.1. Mankind from vivified wooden image. (Cf. A1241.3, A1245.2) – Indonesian: Dixon 172ff.; Admiralty Is., Banks Is.: ibid. 106; India: Thompson-Balys; S. Am. Indian (Bacairi, Amazon): Alexander Lat. Am. 312.
A1253. Creation of man from fruit (nut).
A1253.1. Creation of man from fruit.
A1253.1.1. Creation of man from fig. S. Am. Indian (Brazil): Oberg 108.
A1253.1.2. First man born from apple. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 90 No. 49.
A1253.2. Creation of man from nut.
A1253.2.1. Creation of woman from coconut. The first man throws a coconut on the ground and thus creates the first woman. – New Britain: Dixon 107f.
A1253.2.2. Men from long nuts, women from short ones. S. Am. Indian (Brazil): Oberg 108.
A1254. Man created from seeds. Burmese: Scott Indo-Chin. 281; Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 450; Isthmian tribes (Panama): Alexander Lat. Am. 193; S. Am. Indian (Cashinawa): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 684.
A1254.1. New race from seeds thrown over head after deluge. (Cf. A1245.1., A1006.) – Tamanac (Carib): Alexander Lat. Am. 271.
A1255. Man made from plant. Sulka (New Britain): Dixon 130, 132 n. 2.
A1255.1. Man from sugar-cane stalks. Solomon Is., New Britain: Dixon 110.
A1255.2. Man from ears of corn. Navaho: Alexander N. Am. 158.
A1256. Man made from herb. Tunja (Colombia): Alexander Lat. Am. 200.
A1256.1. Man made from grass. Hindu: Penzer IV 128. – Ata (Mindanao): Dixon 176.
A1260. Mankind made from miscellaneous materials. Indonesian: Dixon 176.
A1260.1. Man made from combination of different objects. Grimm Deutsche Mythologie I 468ff. – Siberian: Holmberg Siberian 371.
A1260.1.1. Man made of four elements. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
A1260.1.2. Man made of substances from eight different sources. Irish myth: Cross.
A1260.1.3. Adam's body made of eight (four) things. Body, earth; bones, stones; veins, roots; blood, water; hair, grass; thoughts, wind; spirit, clouds – or warmth, fire; cold, air; dryness, earth; instability, water. – *Dh I 111ff.; Köhler-Bolte II 1ff. – Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 326f.; Siberian: *Holmberg Siberian 376.
A1260.1.4. Seven substances employed in composition of human body. Jewish: Neuman.
A1260.1.5. Man made of clay with bones of stone, with blood of water and with vines for veins. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1261. Man made from water. Greek: Fox 10; Jewish: Neuman.
A1261.1. Man created from sea-foam. *Dh I 18f., cf. 23.
A1261.2. Man created from egg formed from sea-foam. Minahassa (Celebes): Dixon 157.
A1262. Man created from sweat. Icel.: De la Saussaye 342.
A1262.1. Man created from sweat, heat, and breath. Irish myth: Cross.
A1263. Man created from part of body.
A1263.1. Man created from blood. Jewish: Neuman.
A1263.1.1. Man created from blood-clot. Chatham Is., Samoan, Melanesian: Dixon 30; Admiralty Is., Polynesian, Indonesian, Melanesian, New Britain: *ibid. 109 n. 17.
A1263.1.2. Man from blood of game animal. S. Am. Indian (Cashinawa): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 684.
A1263.2. Man created from fingernail. Yuracare (West Brazil): Alexander Lat. Am. 314.
A1263.3. Man created from rubbings of skin. India: Thompson-Balys; Zuñi: Parsons JAFL XXIX 394 n. 1.
A1263.4. Man created from spittle of holy person. *Fb (spytteв) III 515b.
A1263.5. Man created from animal horns that bloomed and bore him as fruit. Chinese: Graham.
A1263.6. Man created from culture hero's genitals. Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 139, 165, 168, 178, 218.
A1263.7. Man created from animal bone. Jewish: Neuman; Eskimo (Cape York): Rasmussen III 51.
A1265. Men created from sown dragon's teeth. Cadmus, Jason. – Grierson FL XXXIII (1922) 380. – Greek: Fox 10, 45, 112; Frazer Apollodorus I 315 n. 2.
A1266. Man created from food.
A1266.1. Man made from meat-ball. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 89 No. 49.
A1268. Man created from ashes (cinders). India: Thompson-Balys; Gilbert Is. (Micronesia): Dixon 252; Aztec: Alexander Lat. Am. 85.
A1268.1. Tribe born from fire. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1270. Primeval human pair. India: *Thompson-Balys; S. Am. Indian (Apapocuva-Guarani): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 138, (Yuracare): Métraux ibid. 144, (Paressi): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 359.
A1270.1. Primeval human pair live in innocence. Tonga: Gifford 15.
A1271. Origin of first parents.
A1271.1. Sun, moon, and stars bring forth first parents. Sun and moon beget son; morning and evening star beget daughter; these, the first parents, are at first without understanding, but it is awakened later by demigods. – Pawnee: Alexander N. Am. 110.
A1271.2. Sun and moon beget stones and birds: these transformed to first parents. Baining of New Britain: Dixon 110.
A1271.3. First parents children of god. Persian: Carnoy 294; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 88.
A1271.4. First parents originate from gold which is from body of first man. Born fifteen years old. – Persian: Carnoy 294.
A1273. Twin first parents. Persian: Carnoy 294f.
A1273.1. Incestuous first parents. India: *Thompson-Balys; Philippine: Dixon 171f.
A1275. Creation of first man's (woman's) mate. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
A1275.1. Creation of first woman from man's rib. *Dh I 115ff.; *Frazer Old Testament I 9f.; India: Thompson-Balys; Jewish: Neuman. – Spanish Exempla: Keller; Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 34, 36ff., 52, 65; Siberian: Holmberg Siberian 379; Hawaiian: Dixon 24; cf. Central Caroline Is.: ibid. 251, Beckwith Myth 43, 46.
A1275.1.1. Deity creates princess from prince's body and gives her to him. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1275.2. First man split in two to form mate. (Cf. A1225.1.) – Jewish: Neuman; Hindu: Carnoy 316.
A1275.3. Of ten original men one magically changes sex. New Hebrides: Dixon 107; Eskimo (Cape York): Rasmussen III 49.
A1275.4. Creator makes woman and then begets man by her. New Zealand: Dixon 24f.; Society Is.: ibid. 25; Marquesas: ibid. 26.
A1275.5. Man creates a woman from melted butter, sour milk, sour cream and curds offered on the waters. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1275.6. First woman's mate made from transformed tree. S. Am. Indian (Yuracare): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 144.
A1275.7. First man created from nothing wanders until he finds mate. Eskimo (Ungava): Turner RBAE XI 261.
A1275.8. Why Eve was not made at first along with Adam. Irish myth: Cross.
A1275.9. First man descends on earth, falls in love with and marries a fairy. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1275.10. First created man catches woman in his snare. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1276. Man chosen as best gift by primeval women. In beginning only women on earth. Deity kills one by accident and promises anything as reparation. They choose man. – Ekoi: Talbot 98.
A1277. Offspring of first parents.
A1277.1. First parents devour offspring. Persian: Carnoy 297.
A1277.2. Primeval human pair allowed to bear all children they wish. Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 67.
A1277.3. Son of first human couple murdered by tiger sent by god; his head becomes the sun, his chest the moon, and his blood gives the red earth its color. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1277.4. First man and woman bring in children and clothe them. Eskimo (Cape York): Rasmussen III 47.
A1279. Primeval human pair – miscellaneous.
A1279.1. Of first parents husband so hideous he is kept hidden. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1280. First man (woman). Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 276, 280f.; Tahiti: Beckwith Myth 120; Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 315.
A1281. Condition of first man (woman).
A1281.1. First man covered with horny substance. (Cf. A1310.1.) – *Dh I 225; Jewish: Neuman. – Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 34; Siberian: Holmberg Siberian 376.
A1281.2. Man at first covered with hair. Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 34; Siberian: Holmberg Siberian 383.
A1281.2.1. Change of animal and human skin in ancient times. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1281.3. Man at first naked. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
A1281.4. Men originally self-luminous. Jewish: Neuman; Siberian: Holmberg Siberian 385.
A1281.5. First man created circumcised. Jewish: Neuman.
A1281.6. Adam at first nameless. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
A1281.6.1. Adam's name composed of initial letters of four stars from the four quarters of the heavens. Irish myth: Cross.
A1282. The mother of men. Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 93.
A1282.1. Mother of the world gives birth to three sons. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1285. Activities of first man. 
A1285.1. First man made chief over whole world. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 44.
A1285.1.1. In response to Adam's prayer, God sends him to earth to be father of mankind. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1290. Creation of man – other motifs.
A1291. Man created by supernatural creature, not deity.
A1291.1. Man created by angels. Jewish: Neuman.
A1293. Devil in God's absence puts sickness in Adam's body. Dh I 98ff.
A63. Devil as marplot at creation.
A1295. Creation in covered vessel. Men (or animals) created in a basket or from a bundle, or from under a blanket. – N. A. Ind.: Kroeber JAFL XXI 223; S. Am. Indian (Cashinawa): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 684.
A1296. Multiplication of man by fragmentation. S. Am. Indian (Inca): Rowe BBAE CXLIII (2) 406.
A1297. First human being killed by jealous brothers (reptiles and insects). India: Thompson-Balys.

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