Temputn Lanit Tana ("Origins of Heaven and Earth") of the Benua> / Tunjun on the river Mahakam in Kalimantan

pp. 20-21 on the 2 shoulders of Wook Nesok

{cf. [H^urri myth of] Ulli-kumi on shoulder of stone giant}

[who is riding upon Beniak Lajan Lanit ("wild eagle of the skies",

which is perched in turn on a web swaying in breeze within "a vast and empty space" {cf. space-ship travelling via web to the moon, True History by Lucianus})]:

2 co-aeval lineages of 8 successsive generations each, the 1st 7

{cf. the 7 named generations of deities in K. 1:2}

each consisting of a couple: Itak ("grandmother") [__] & Kakah ("grandfather") __


8 Potukn Reyus trees at Belikutn Tana ("handful of earth"), Benkolokn Lanit ("bulge of sky"), on left shoulder of W.N.

8 Nancan Suyatn trees at Tana Kuasa ("land of power"), Benkolokn Tana ("bulge of earth"), on right shoulder of W.N.

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generation

meaning

generation

meaning

1st

Jiur Jemputn

shadow black

Diyan Denapm

blackness darkest

2nd

Jiur Juwo

shadow dark

Diyan Antakn


3rd

Juru> Nyahun


Diyan Nana>

nothing

4th

Juru> Menekn


Diyan Dehawetn

floating

5th

Lalukn Liyutn

mist

Diyan Dohorokn

urged

6th

Lalukn Lewayo


Diyan Demoyon

hanging

7th

Lalukn Liyunakn


Diyan Entot

nigh

8th

(a male only:) Iman Menkelayakn


(a female only:) +Lolan Kintan

beautiful +Kintan


meeting at bridge: acceptance of marriage-proposal

Benua>

S^into

Hellenic

p. 21 (illustrated on p. 23) Iman Menkelayakn & +Lolan Kintan remained together on the bridge connecting the thumbs (p. 20) of Wook Nesok

Izana-gi & +Izana-mi were together on the "floating bridge of Heaven":

overleaping of fosse by Tokseus (GM 80.a)

p. 22 they arranged for the co-operative construction of the earth [cf. co-operative churning of sea, in the Puran.a-s], for lebensraum to dwell on

by means of a spear stirring the waters, they created the island Onokoro to dwell on (K. 1:3);

by hurling a spear into a swine [cf. swine Emus.a who dredged-up the first land according to the Veda], Meleagros stirred up trouble (GM 80.g)

p. 24 Pejadi> Bantikn Lanit "pillar of the Heavens", Peretika> Bantikn Tuha> "first and eldest amongst all" supervised this construction-project

they erected a pillar on Onokoro, for courting-purposes

brand as life-token (GM 80.a)

pp. 24 & 26 emmets (fire-ants):

she (Izana-mi) was burned to death by fire-god

that brand became consumed by fire, resultant in deaths (GM 80.i)

p. 26 "they evacuated [their faeces] there, and it was this material [faeces] that [Dian Neko & Dian Nekai] spent their time busily drying out before it was worked to make" the earth

while she was thus dying, "The names of the Deities that were born from her faeces were the Deity Clay-Viscid-Prince and next the Deity Clay-Viscid-Princess." (K. 1:7)



+Izana-mi had given birth, unbeknownst to Izana-gi, to the thunder-deities (K. 1:9)

+Atalante "had been untrue to" Melanion, and had born to Meleagros the boy Parthenopaios (GM 80.l)

p. 27 hurling of "handfuls of earth and sky" by Juyukn Ayus & +Silu> Urai (who were brother & sister, p. 14) [this primaeval soil is the "golden" soil, in various cognate mythologies]

when +Izana-mi had Izana-gi pursued with intent to have him slain, he escaped by throwing behind himself peaches (K. 1:9)

when +Atalante was pursuing Melanion with intent to have slain, he escaped this doom by dropping behind himself "golden apples" (i.e., apricots) (GM 80.k)

pp. 21-22 successive offspring of Iman Menkelayakn & +Lolan Kintan [b. = bintakn "star"]

p.

offspring

21

Lodik, Senian Olo "spirit of the sun"


Senian Bulatn "spirit of the moon"

22

b. Pepuli>


b. Piulu>


b. Berurukn


b. Sempuatn


b. Poti


b. Bemanuk


b. Lentokn


b. Katap-Kanan


b. Sirih Odi>


b. Perojote>


b. Perojotai


b. Bemari

{cf. the various offspring born in K. 1:6}

pp. 25-26 deities who were successively immolated in order to strengthen the foundations of heaven and earth, while heaven and earth were as yet too small [a.s.=armspan (fathom?)]

p.

#

deity

width of earth

width of heaven

25

1st

Yai Logat Lanit (caterpillar of the heavens)

shell-disk

small coin


2nd

Yai Logat Daat

2 a.s.s

1 a.s.


3rd

Yai Galen Ganei

10 a.s.s

8 a.s.s


4th

Yai Galen Gampai




5th

Seluguntun Ikui

2,000 a.s.s

1,000 a.s.s


6th

Seluguntun Uhai Solai




7th

Seleguntun Raon Solai



26

8th

Pemantan Buta> Tuha> (buffalo)



{cf. [Maori] island-formation by Maui-tikitiki, who died in the form of a caterpillar}

{cf. buffalo as vehicle for Yama, guide of spirits of the dead}

p. 26 at the behest of their kinsman Lalukn Betokakn (horned toad) {cf. Pueblo Indian horned-toad-god},

Itak & Kakah Penebukn Bukn hoisted the sky upward by 8 elevations,

"and each time they did so another layer of clouds was left in its wake." {cf. Hawai>ian heavens of cloud-layers; and, 9 megha (cloud)-heavens in Astika mythology}

p. 27 successive tincturings (of clouds etc.) by the successive colors of blood spurting at the immolation of Wook Malukn Lene> & Wook Malukn Lenai

color of the blood

white

yellow

red

green

p. 27 the [21] skies (heavens ?), enumerated upward

Lanit __ [except T.T.L.]

Nancakn Rayau

Lalai Ganca>

Benenkakn Antakn

Benusar Genikn

Balai Solai

Putiwakn Lalir

Lomu> Wakn Datn

Lalai We

Lalai Ide

Lali Potatn

Ledok Gasikn

Yetn Kies

Beleluatn Awoi

Arupm Tutukn

Topus Lalai Olo

Lampukn Rarak Bulau

Teluyutn Tankir Lanit (whither go the spirits of the dead to dwell)

Benuan Tinir Layakn

Lenamun Buna>

Tenukn Teraratn

Batu> Din Dinkikn Rankan Bulau (the highest of all)

pp. 27-28 successive creations of deities by Junyukn Ayus & Silu> Urai [N.= Nayu>]

p.

direction thrown towards

Nayu>

27

west

N. Delonokn Olo


east

N. Ilan Temebui;



N. Ketinan;

27-8


N. Tomekn Tomenan;



Gelikn Gelinan;



Ude Bentoro>

28

west

Lesiak Niun Pari>


east

Niuk Benturutn Thuha>;



Benturikn Tatau Solai;



Senceleman Niun Tonyoi;



Bentukn Mantu Aji>;



Mukn Manur Bulatn

K. = Kojiki

K. 1:2 http://sacred-texts.com/shi/kj/kj009.htm

K. 1:3 http://sacred-texts.com/shi/kj/kj010.htm

K. 1:6 http://sacred-texts.com/shi/kj/kj013.htm

K. 1:7 http://sacred-texts.com/shi/kj/kj014.htm

K. 1:9 http://sacred-texts.com/shi/kj/kj016.htm

GM = Robert Graves: The Greek Myths. 1955.

Michael Hopes; Madrah; and Karaakng: Temputn. Puspa Swara, Jakarta, 1997. pp. 20-28