The Act of Divine Creation

Part of the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde book series (KITLV)


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


Evil Spirit Sacred Cloth Divine Creation Creation Myth Crescent Moon 
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  1. 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
  2. 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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