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A Chinese Creation and Flood Myth

The Miao nationality in China actually no written records, but many legends in verse, which they learn to repeat and sing.
Hei Miao or Black Miao(named for their dark chocolate-colored clothes) treasures poetical legends of the creation and of a deluge.
These are composed in lines of five syllables, in stanzas of unequal length, one interrogative and one responsive. Besides, these poem are sung or recited by two persons or two groups only at feasts or festivals by maidens and youths.

The legend of the creation commences:
Who made heaven and earth?
Who made insects?
Who made men?
Made male and made female?
I who speak don't know.
Heavenly King made heaven and earth,
Ziene made insects,
Ziene made men and demons,
Made male and made female.
How is it you don't know?
How made heaven and earth?
How made insects?
How made men and demons?
Made male and made female?
I who speak don't know.
Heavenly King was intelligent,
Spat a lot of spittle into his hand,
Clapped his hands with a noise,
Produced heaven and earth,
Tall grass made insects,
Stories made men and demons,
Made men and demons,
Made male and made female.
How is it you don't know?

The legend proceeds to state how and by whom the heavens were propped up and how the sun was made and fixed in its place.
The legend of the flood tells of a great deluge.

It commences:
Who came to the bad disposition?
To send fire and burn the hill?
Who came to the bad disposition?
To send water and destroy the earth?
I who sing don't know.
Zie did. Zie was of bad disposition,
Zie sent fire and burned the hill;
Thunder did. Thunder was of bad disposition,
Thunder sent water and destroyed the earth.
Why don't you know?

In this story, a brother and sister named A-Zie and his sister survived from a flood with a large bottle gourd. After the flood, the brother wished his sister to become his wife, but the sister refused but said she would marry the one who take the upper and one the lower millstone, and going to opposite hills set the stones rolling to the valley between. Magically, the brother did it, however, the sister was not satisfied, said that she would marry the one, who take a knife from a double sheath and, going again to the opposite hilltops, hurl them into the valley below and both these knives would be found in the sheath in the valley. Again, his brother A-Zie did it, so she married him and later they had one child, a misshapen thing without arms or legs, which A-Zie in great anger killed and cut to pieces.  He threw the pieces all over the hill, and next morning, on awakening, he found these pieces transformed into men and women. Thus the earth was re-peopled.