Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Introduction
Bibliography
Ethnicities and habitats

B1B. Two creators. .20.21.25.50.

Two female ancestors are involved in the creation process. The actions of one are good, the other is evil.

Ifaluk, Tibetans (Amdo), Tsow, Western and Eastern Ceres.

Micronesia—Polynesia. Ifaluk [1) two women Legubrielnialel (Leg.) and Ligesges (League.) descended from heaven to earth; Leg. had only a neck and head, no body; as soon as she wanted anything (home, food), it was appeared; she wished two men, they met with these women, the people multiplied; the League and Leg. quarreled, the League retired to Europe, so the Europeans have everything; the League left on Ifaluca led they felt bad, people became vicious like her; 2) Leg. and League lived in heaven; when the soul of the deceased came there, Leg. said, “he dies like the moon,” i.e. temporarily, and the person came to life; but League said, “he really dies” and people haven't revived since then; women quarreled and Leg. retired to Europe, giving Europeans their knowledge; stupid League stayed with the islanders]: Burrow, Spiro 1957:212.

Tibet is the Northeast of India. The Tibetans (Amdo) [the goddess Ane-Goma-jamu gave the goddess Njigma the hem of the earth, ordering the land to be flat and people equal; to say, Where should the mountains be, so that there are no mountains, where To be rich (poor), so that there are no rich, poor; she hurried and confused, saying, Where to be mountains, be mountains, who will be rich (poor), let it be]: Potanin 1893, No. 82:315.

Taiwan — Philippines. Tsou [the Nivns and Soesokha came to the river; N. was poorly dressed, people almost forgot to transport it; after crossing, both washed themselves, and the dirt that flowed down from N. was like flowers, and the dirt that flowed down from S. was like feces doggy; N. cooked a full pot of porridge or rice, breaking and throwing the only grain into it; S. tried to imitate it, but forgot the words, said, “Let the cauldron of dog feces be full,” and it happened; N. always revived the dead, only after the fifth death did man die completely; once N. was gone, S. failed to revive the deceased, buried him and mourned; since then people have been dying; N. was sad lit quinoa seeds and went up with the smoke]: Nevsky 1935, No. 6:92-93.

The Great Southwest. Western Keres (Laguna, Akoma) [Uretsete (Indian ancestor) competes shamanic abilities with her sister Naotsete (the ancestor of Europeans); W. manages to name the traces of the turkey , N. cannot name the traces of a wild cockerel; W. calls the snake's trail, she goes to her voice, W. lubricates her head with prayer meal; N. calls W. a witch; sisters fast for four days and argue who will be the first to fall on the ray of the rising sun; the Spider sends Magpie to cover the sun with its wings so that the first rays fall on the eagle feathers on W.'s head; military leaders bind defeated N., she rips open her chest, takes out her heart; a squirrel jumps out of one half of it, a dove flies out of the other; in the Akom version, there is no episode with her chest ripped open, but there is a magpie and by the sun]: Parsons 1939:244; oriental ceres (Cochiti) [Uretsiti's older sister is pueblo's mother, shorter; Naotsiti's youngest is Navajo mother, taller; N. said the eldest will be the one to whom the first rays of the sun will fall; they fell on W.'s hair, N. got angry; W. threw her rabbit hunting stick at N.; N. turned into a rat, disappeared among the rocks; so the pueblo people defeat the Navajo; var .: W. won N., she turned into a rat]: Benedict 1931:1-2; keres in general [names of two sisters: Indian: Uretseté (Cochití), Utset (Sía), Utctsityi (Santa Ana), Iatiku ( Acoma, Laguna); alien: Naotsete (Cochití), Now'utset (Sía), Nausity (Santa Ana), Nau'tsic (Acoma), Nautsiti (Laguna)]: Tylor 1964:117-118.