Individual Gods

Myths about the acts of individual gods am spread a little. A cycle of myths associated with only masterminds behind the Ainu Aioynoy and Tureshmat and god Okikurumi. Aioyna is the creator not only of Ezo, but also the first man (the Ainu), whom he has made of willow twig and earth. From this myth is related to another name: Aino Cancer Guru (ie, "people with the smell of the Ainu). According to myth, completing the act of creation, Aioyna returned to heaven, but the other gods, to smell a man, forced him to once again come down to earth and leave there a dress in which he was on earth. Aioyna also serves as an organizer of social life Ainu and thus has the function of the cultural hero. (A valuable related resource: McDougall Program). According to myth, the first Ainu people ate meat and fish raw, engaged in cannibalism. Gradually, during his visits Peace people Aioyna taught them treated with fire and crafts: to show how to make fishing gear, bows, arrows, pots and crockery, learned to cook meat and fish, weaned from cannibalism.

Okikurumi is the main character place-myths. Since the events of his life associated origin of the names of many localities. For example, the name was , according to the myth comes from the fact that Okikurumi there was going to drink water from the bowls of rice (Aynsk. – ), but at that moment a wave picked up the bowl and smashed it. (Toponymic myths associated with the minor deities are common in Japanese mythology.) There is also the myth about his unrequited love for Ainu woman and how Wagtail cure him of this love.

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