Protoplast (religion)

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A protoplast, from ancient Greek πρωτόπλαστος (prōtóplastos, "first-formed"), in a religious context initially referred to the first human[1] or, more generally, to the first organized body of progenitors of mankind in a creation story (as in Adam and Eve), or of surviving humanity after a cataclysm (as in Deucalion or Noah).

List of protoplasts[edit]

Australian Aboriginal mythology

Abrahamic religions

Ayyavazhi mythology

Baganda
Cherokee

Chinese folk religion

Cowichan peoples
  • Quiltumtun
Germanic mythology
  • Tuiscon - first ancestor of Germans

Greek mythology

Ho-Chunk

Hinduism

Inca mythology

Lakota people
  • Tokahe - first human emerged from the underworld
  • Wa and Ka

Maori mythology

Navajo mythology

Norse mythology

Polynesian mythology

Philippine mythology

Shintoism

Traditional African religions

Turkic mythology

Zoroastrianism

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Apocalypse of Moses, http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/anderson/vita/english/vita.lat.html#per39
  2. ^ « Genesis of YAAB & YOP » narrated by « Armand Diouf » of Ndimaag (Senegal), [in] Gravrand, Henry, La Civilisation Sereer - Pangool, vol. 2. Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Senegal (1990), p. 204, ISBN 2-7236-1055-1
  3. ^ Gravrand, Henry, La Civilisation Sereer - Pangool, vol. 2. Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Senegal (1990), pp. 204−5, ISBN 2-7236-1055-1
  4. ^ Ndiaye, Fata, La saga du peuple sérère et l'Histoire du Sine, Ethiopiques n° 54 revue semestrielle de culture négro-africaine, Nouvelle série volume 7, 2e semestre 1991.
  5. ^ The Seereer Resource Centre, An overview of Seereer deities and Seereer historical figures (2015) [in] The Seereer Resource Centre [1]
  6. ^ Taal, Ebou Momar, Senegambian Ethnic Groups : Common Origins and Cultural Affinities Factors and Forces of National Unity, Peace and Stability, [in] The Point (2010)[2]