The Act of Divine Creation
Part of the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde book series (KITLV)
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The creation of the cosmos is the work of the total/ambivalent godhead. Our account of it follows the Creation Myth. In its main outlines it goes as follows: 26
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- 27.Hardeland tells of the separation of the brothers in a different way (1859, s.v. sangiang). But there is no fundamental difference between his version and the myth recorded here.Google Scholar
- 29.See particularly the works of Mauss (1925), Davy (1922), and de Josselin de Jong (1929). On the same phenomenon in Melanesia, see Malinowski (1922).Google Scholar
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