Two legends assigned for September 24th for class on Jungian interpretation and its use in Jungian therapy.
Tiki the first man (Tuamotu; Mangareva; Marquesas)
The story of the wooden images (Easter Island)
South Seas: pp 243-246
Tiki The First Man
Tiki was the first man.
It was said among our people that when Tiki was born Atea himself set Tiki apart to bring forth all the children of men in this world below.
When Tiki was young his parents said to him, "You, Tiki, go outside and play," and they remained together inside the house.
One day when he was playing by himself Tiki grew tired of the games he knew. He returned to the house and saw his parents at their own enjoyment. Tiki desired this. He therefore went away from the house and heaped up earth in the form of a woman. He gave it a body and a head, with arms and legs, and breasts and ears and all that was required to make a woman. Having done this he acted in the manner of his father, and he there became a man.
Tiki took that woman for his wife, and her name was Hina one, that is Earth Maid.
The child that was born to Hina one was a human being, and they named her Tiaki te keukeu. She grew handsome. One day Hina one asked her husband to go to the world below to fetch some fire for them, for all the fires in that village had gone out. But Tiki was lazy and he refused, and so his wife said, "Then indeed I shall go myself to get us fire."
"No, no," said Tiki, "let us stay here quietly," and they argued thus; but Hina was strong in her will. She said to her husband, "You stay here. You have your daughter. I will go the world beneath, as the moon goes."
And Hina went below. And she was swollen with child, like the moon. In the world below she gave birth to her twin sons Kuri and Kuro, who knew not their father.
Tiki remained in Havaiki with his daughter; yet it was not seemly that he should have her openly. He therefore built an inland house in a valley of that land, and he said to his daughter: "You live up there, and I shall live down here by the sea. Up there you will find the house that I have built and a man there who resembles me in every way. You will think it is Tiki, but you will be mistaken." So Tiaki te keukeu did as her father had told her; she went up the valley to that other house.
Now Tiki ran swiftly by another path, and he reached the house before her. When Tiaki arrived he greeted her saying, "Welcome, respected one! Enter this house of mine! Be seated on this mat!" That girl did so, she went into the house, and Tiki desired her. He took her with his hands. She cried out, "No, I do not wish to. You are my father." And Tiki pressed her, saying, "It is true that your father and I are as like as two drops of water, but he is down there by the sea. I am of the upland."