Protoplast (religion)  

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"In his dialogue titled Protagoras, Plato asserts that the gods created humans and all the other animals, but it was left to Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus to give defining attributes to each. As no physical traits were left when the pair came to humans, Prometheus decided to give them fire and other civilizing arts." --Sholem Stein

As "Darwinism" became widely accepted in the 1870s, good-natured caricatures of him with an ape or monkey body symbolised evolution.
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As "Darwinism" became widely accepted in the 1870s, good-natured caricatures of him with an ape or monkey body symbolised evolution.

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Various creation myths describe the legendary first human. In each case it can be either male, female, or a couple.

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List of first men or women in mythology

Abrahamic mythology

Australian Aboriginal mythology

Chinese mythology

Cowichan mythology

Greek mythology

Hindu mythology

Hotcâk mythology

Lakota mythology

  • Tokahe - first human emerged from the underworld

Norse mythology

Pachacamac mythology & Late Inca mythology

First man and woman were not named; see Pacha Camac for more information

Polynesian mythology

Marikoriko and Tiki

Philippine Mythology

Shinto

See also

The Creation of Adam




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