Apollo: The Wind, the Spirit, and the God : Four Studies by Karl Kerenyi

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158. H. Codrington, The Melan- ^jza«j, pp. 157 j^. Rev. T. nania, in fanuary x8g2 (Hobart, 1893), pp. 707 sq. CHAP. THE CREATION OF MAN I god, Dooadlera, who breathed life into the 13 clay figures/ According to the Bare'e-speaking Toradjas of Central Celebes Then there were at first no hu'man beings on the earth. goddess i Lai, the god of the upper world, and i Ndara, the They committed of the under world, resolved to make men. the task to i Kombengi, who made two models, one of a man and the other of a woman, out of stone or, according to others, When he had done his work, he set up his out of wood models by the side of the road which leads from the upper to the under world, so that all spirits passing by might see In the evening the gods and criticize his workmanship.

1912) p. 187. ° G. Turner, pp. 300 sq. ii. ^ Mota, one of the of clay, the red t a r u marshy riverside at Vanua Lava. At first he j^^^g ^^^ ^^^ pjgg j^g^ ^Hke, but his brothers remonstrated with him, so he beat down the pigs to go on all fours and made man walk upright. ^ A somewhat different version of the Melanesian There they say story is told at Lakona, in Santa Maria. that Qat and another spirit {vui) called Marawa both made men. Qat constructed them out of the wood of dracaenatrees. Six days he worked at them, carving their limbs and Then he allowed them six days to fitting them together.

A, (Berlin, 1875) col. 16, ^ (Sir) Gaston Maspero, Histoire Ancienne des Peuples de P Orient Clas- nque^ Les Origines (Paris, 1895), 'p. 128, compare 157. ^ Pausanias x. 4. 4. • i ; Ovid, Metamorph. i. 82 sq. ; Juvenal, Sat. xiv. 35. According to another version of the tale the creation took place not Panopeus, but at Iconium in LySee below, p. 155. It is said that Prometheus fashioned the animals as well as men, giving to each kind- of beast its proper nature. See Philemon, quoted by Stobaeus, Florilegium^ ii.

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