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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
(yang) formed the sky.
For 18,000 years, the earth and sky separated 10 feet per day,
and Pangu’s height increased at the same rate.
When Pangu died, his body became the natural elements and
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
Mostly deals with the history of the world, not
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,
Blood, Delaware, Fox, Menomini, Micmac, Ojibwa, Ottawa,
Piegan, Potawatomi, Shawnee Virgin mother, when gazed upon by the
sun, gave birth to Fox Woman.
Fox Woman gave birth to a great hero.
This hero is the supporter of all life on
Arapaho and Blackfoot refer to the
creator as “Old Man”
creator Athabascan: Apache (Chiricahua, Lipan,
Jicarilla, Mescalero, White Mountain), Chipewa,
Hupa, Navajo, Tsetsaut, Upper Yukon
Apache: There w...
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