* Chapter One:
* An adult male falls from a pea pod and becomes the first man on earth.
* A raven created the pea pod, and animals took care of man.
* The raven is a wily god.
* Chapter one tells the story of an Eskimo myth that was spread from Siberia to Greenland.
* Chapter two:
* Quat the Creator and his eleven brothers were born when his mother, a stone named Quatgoro, broke in half.
* Quat created puppet men out of wood, eventually they came to life.
* Quat's brother's puppets died; death was created.
* Quat created the night, the dawn and birds.
* Chapter two tells the story of the solar god of the Bank Islands in Melanesia.
* Chapter three:
* Death, the god Sa, created the earth from mud.
* The god, Alatangana, eloped with Sa's daughter. They had fourteen children.
* Alatangana's children were both black and white.
* Sa cursed...
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