Abassi was the creator god in the pantheon of the Nigerian Efik people. After a suggestion by his wife Atai Abassi created the first humans and introduced them to the world. However, to prevent them from exceeding his wisdom, he ordered the first humans to neither procreate nor labor. This prohibition was followed for some time, but eventually the first couple did have children and work, thus doing some "creation" of their own. Unfortunately, they quickly created a terrible overpopulation problem, which made Abassi feel insecure. This led his wife Atai to give humanity two gifts, Argument and Death, which would help keep the numbers of humans down.Citation | last = | first = | author-link = | contribution = Abassi | editor-last = Cotterell | editor-first = Arthur | title = Oxford Dictionary of World Mythology | volume = | pages = | publisher = Oxford University Press | place = Oxford | year = 1997 | contribution-url = http://www.enotes.com/wm-encyclopedia/abassi | isbn = 0-19-217747-8]

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Efik mythology


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* [http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/african-mythology.php?deity=ABASSI Godchecker.com article on Abassi]

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  • Abassî — (Abasî, Abas), pers. Handelsgewicht = 368 g; pers. Kupfermünze = 0,18 M …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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