Comparative Cosmogony

As the egg hatched heavier elements yin formed the

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Unformatted text preview: tched from Chaos (an egg). As the egg hatched, heavier elements (yin) formed the earth, and lighter elements heavier formed (yang) formed the sky. formed For 18,000 years, the earth and sky separated 10 feet per day, and Pangu’s height increased at the same rate. and When Pangu died, his body became the natural elements and When features of the world. Pangu’s fleas, Nugua and Nuwa, molded rich, noble humans from yellow clay. They let drips of mud fall from a rope, thereby forming to poor commoner humans. thereby Native American Cosmogony Native Mostly deals with the history of the world, not ultimate origins. Often are “First People” myths: the original spirits or beings representing aspects of the current world. Former, harmonious world is transformed by conflict, often floods. Many creation stories are long epics. Algonquian: Abenaki, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, Algonquian: Blood, Delaware, Fox, Menomini, Micmac, Ojibwa, Ottawa, Piegan, Potawatomi, Shawnee Virgin mother, when gazed upon by the Virgin sun, gave birth to Fox Woman. sun, Fox Woman gave birth to a great hero. Fox This hero is the supporter of all life on earth. Arapaho and Blackfoot refer to the creator as “Old Man” creator Athabascan: Apache (Chiricahua, Lipan, Athabascan: Jicarilla, Mescalero, White Mountain), Chipewa, Hupa, Navajo, Tsetsaut, Upper Yukon Apache: There w...
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