Kinharingan

East Indian - A creator-god in Borneo. Husband of Munsumundok. It is said that Kinharingan and his wife appeared out of a rock in the sea, walking on the water to the home of Bisagit who gave them some soil with which they made the earth. They then made the sky, the heavenly bodies and human beings. Kinharingan killed his first son and cut his body into pieces which he planted in various places. From these pieces came all the plants and animals. One version says that Bisagit gave them the soil on condition that he could have half of the people that Kinharingan made. He achieved this by spreading small-pox through the population at forty year intervals. At times, identified as Kinharingan, Kinharigan or Kinharigan.

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