Awonawilona

North American - Creator-god of the Zuni people. This primaeval deity was conceived as combining both sexes, splitting to form the goddess Awitelin Tsta and the god Apoyan Tachi. He spread a layer of green scum on the waters remaining after the flood and from this the land developed. He made mankind by throwing pieces of his skin into the primordial ocean. Other versions say that he made animals and men in four huge caves. One of the men, Poshaiyangkyo, crawled out and persuaded the god to allow all the others to follow. In some accounts he became the sun. Sometimes referred to as Awonawilona, All-Container or All-Container.

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