First man or woman

First man or woman may refer to:

  • The spouse of an elected head of state, see First Lady, First Gentleman.
  • First Man, the biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
  • The earliest anatomically modern human remains Homo sapiens idaltu
  • The first person created in one of the religious or mythical accounts of creation (see list below).

Various creation myths describe the legendary first human. In theology and literary studies, the word protoplasts is used as a technical term for the first people in this sense. In each case it can be either male, female, or a couple.

Contents

List of first men or women in mythology and religion

Abrahamic religions

Australian Aboriginal mythology

Chinese mythology

Cowichan mythology

  • Quiltumtun

Greek mythology

Hinduism

Swyambhuvana Manu, in other words, the naturally evolved Man

Hotcâk mythology

  • Kunu
  • An un-named one-legged man
  • Turtle

Kikuyu 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

Japanese Mythology

See also


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