Deucalion and Pyrrha
In the Bronze Age men were not very good. The reports of their wickedness came to Jupiter, the greatest of gods. He decided to come to the earth to see for himself. He came there in the form of a man.
"I think that I know what the goddess meant. The great mother of all of us is the Earth. Her bones are the stones, and these, Pyrrha, we will throw behind us!"
Pyrrha was not sure about this, but what harm would it do to try? So, they uncovered their heads, ungirded their garments and began throwing stones behind them.
Then a wonderful thing happened. The stones began to soften and change. Whatever was moist and earthy in the stones was changed into flesh, the harder parts became bones, the veins in the rock remained as veins in the bodies. In a little while the stones which Deucalion threw assumed the form of men, those which Pyrrha threw, the form of women. The earth was populated again.
Adapted from "MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ALL NATIONS Translated and Edited by LOGAN MARSHALL"
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