In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World Setting & Symbolism

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The Pea-Pod

In the "The Pea-Pod Man," creation story, the first man was born from a large pea-pod. After lying inside five days, he pushed out the bottom of the pod and fell to the ground.

Quatgoro, the Stone

Quatgoro, was a huge stone and the mother of twelve sons. The stone split in half and the sons were born including Quat the creator of man.

Sea of Mud

In "An Endless Sea of Mud," Death, who was called Sa, created a sea of mud on which he built a house. The God Alatangana made the mud into solid ground.

Sea of Mud

In "Bursting from the Hen's Egg," Phan Ku, the Creator, is born from the universe which was in the shape of a huge hen's egg.

Prose Edda

The creation legend called "The Frost Giant," is one of the stories of the Prose Edda, an Icelandic...

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