• 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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