Yun-nan tribal mythology = Apokalupsis of Ioannes

including its corresponding passage YS^<YH 45 sq.

[origin-myth of the Buyi of Yun-nan:]


"Prince of Heaven Rock" (SC, p. 97)

"And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was

"The woman mounted the rainbow" (SC, p. 99) {cf. the expression "ascension to the throne"}

a rainbow around the throne, in sight like unto


an emerald" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 4:3)

"a whirlpool" (loc. cit.)

"the lion of the tribe of Yhudah" (ibid., 5:5) -- cf. the tiger-churn of little black Sambo (LBS)

"covered him [Tian Wan] with a huge iron pot" (loc. cit.)

"under the altar the souls of them that were slain" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 6:9)

"tie him to a big stone" (loc. cit.)

"And said to the ... rocks, ... hide us" (ibid., 6:16)

"Mark the fields of the good, and I'll protect them

"Saying, Hurt not the earth, ... til we have sealed the servants of God" (ibid., 7:3): viz.

from the locusts." (SC, p. 100)

"of the ... locusts upon the earth ... it was commanded them that they should not hurt ... the earth, neither any ... thing ... which have ... the seal of God" (ibid., 9:3-4)

continuation, involving the locusts and entailing YS^<YH:-

[origin-myth of the Yi of Yun-nan:]


"Atilaba can eat

"and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

iron lumps"

And they had ... iron" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 9:8-9) "and cut in sunder bars of iron"

(SC, p. 114)

(YS^<YH 45:2)

"to make torches and burn ... all the locusts" (SC, p. 115)

"pillars of fire" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 10:1)

continuation, beyond YS^<YH 45:-

[origin-myth of the Drun of Yun-nan:]


Gamupen "wanted to go to heaven to make gold and silver."

"Ye that lavish gold ... and weigh silver ... hire a goldsmith"

(SC, p. 59)

(YS^<YH 46:6)

Emmets "shouted at" Gamupen "and

{perhaps cf. the emmets which dug gold for the Paktues, according to Herodotos}

demanded leggings" (loc. cit.).

{leggings are typical North American Indian garb}

continuation beyond YS^<YH 46, via removal of leggings to "uncover the leg" in 47:-

[origin-myth of the Lisu of Yun-nan:]


Niwadi the Tempter suggested that Mubupa quit his own cosmogonic task

To Christ (who "made the worlds" -- Hebrews 1:2; cf. John 1:3) a disciple suggested to quit

in order to bury his own parents.

in order to bury his father.

(SC, p. 76)

(Matthew 8:21; Luke 9:59)

Its mother was there

His mother was praesent (John 19:25)

when the first baby died:

when Christ (whose babyhood is more celebrated than his later career) died:

"the sky darkened, ... and

"there was darkness over all the land" (Matthew 27:45),

there were landslides and earthquakes."

"and the earth did quake"

(SC, p. 77)

(Matthew 27:51).

At the place of "wormwood",

"the waters became wormwood; and

an impending universal deluge

many men died of the waters" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 8:11):

was announced by "a pair of dazzling, golden-colored birds" (SC, p. 78), so that there came to be

upon alarm being sounded by "the third angel" (ibid., 8:10) [angels being birdlike],

"a burning, fiery ball, rolling across the sky."

"there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp"

(SC, p. 79), with

(loc. cit.).

no rain for

"rain not" (ibid., 11:6) for

99 days (loc. cit.) {cf. 99-armed Urana "ram", vehicle of the fire-god Agni}

1260 days (ibid., 11:3).

"After the flood receded, ... there appeared nine suns and

9 gifts of the spirit (1st Corinthians 12:8-10)

seven moons in the sky." (SC, p. 80)

7 fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22) {cf. fruits which became sun & moon in Popol Vuh}

"the dragon king. On his head are nine forked horns"

"a great red dragon, having ... ten horns"

(loc. cit.).

(Apokalupsis of Ioannes 12:3)

The siblings "found the reef, and struck it with their golden hammer, ...

"a man child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron" (ibid., 12:5)

making a long dong-dong sound."

[which may be a musical instrument].

(loc. cit.)


"The dragon king ... to keep yelling ...

"And the serpent cast out of his mouth

in the pond stirred up terrible waves"

water as a flood"

(SC, p. 81).

(ibid., 12:15).

"Together, they shot down

{Together, the siblings Apollon & Artemis shot down the offspring of Niobe (GM 77.b).}

eight suns, ...

The first beast was leopardlike (ibid., 13:2) {Tezcatli-poca, while a leopard, was the sun during Ocelo-tonatiuh}

Then, they shot down six moons"

The other beast hath as his # 666.

(SC, p. 82).

(Apokalupsis of Ioannes 13:18)

Divination by means of tortoise-shells (SC, p. 83).

S.aB "tortoise" is similar to S.eBet "handful of stalks" (SCDBW), praesumably indicating milfoil-stalks.

The divination by means of two millstone-pieces suggested that the virgin woman offer herself sexually (in marriage),

Virgin woman (YS^<YH 47:1) is told: "Take the millstones ...; remove they veil, ... uncover the leg, pass through the rivers." (ibid., 47:2) {suggestion to woman Graidne, after Diarmaid was disvisored, that she disclose her leg while wading through a river (PTWH3, p. 66)} "Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, ... shall be seen" (YS^<YH 47:3).

when "they came together and made a single millstone ... the two pieces became one millstone."

"the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones" (YRMYH 25:10): "And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh."

(loc. cit.)

(Mark 10:8; cf. Matthew 19:6)

The divination is confirmed "if three arrows {divination-arrows were also muchly employed by the <arab-s before the reforms by Muh.ammad}

"In his quiver he hath concealed me" (YS^<YH 49:2), viz. an arrow. {With "a timely arrow", woman shot the hunted boar (GM 80.g).} "Diarmaid went to hunt the boar." (PTWH3, p. 69) {"boar ... to the moon" (GM 80.1)} "Monthly" (YS^<YH 47:13)

pass through the needle hole [needle's eye] ... following the will of heaven"

"through the eye of a needle ... into the kingdom of God"

(loc. cit.).

(Matthew 19:24; Mark 10:25).


Herein, GaMaL ("camel") is used as a pun for GiMeL ("reward"), as is "my reward is with me, to give [now] to every man according as his works shall be [in the future]" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 22:12), indicating praedestination (as more explicitly in 22:11).

"After they were married, they gave birth to twelve children"

"twelve ... she being with child ... travailing in birth"

(loc. cit.).

(Apokalupsis of Ioannes 12:1-2)

continuation of this mythology, via the motif of 12 progeny:-

[origin-myth of the Blang of Yun-nan:]


"Gumiya, the giant god, and his twelve children"

{The 12 Olympian deities were descendants of Kronos.}

(SC, p. 88)


"Then, he placed ... under the earth to hold it up."

"My hand hath laid the foundation of the earth."

(loc. cit.)

(YS^<YH 48:13)

"stars lost ... because of that burning heat ... as it was all to hot"

"star-gazers" (YS^<YH 47:13) "The fire shall burn them"

(SC, p. 89).

(ibid., 47:14)

The wax gluing together the clothing (hat) of Gumiya "melted" through the solar heat.

{The wax gluing in place the clothing (feather-suit) of Ikaros melted through the solar heat.

(loc. cit.)

(GM 92.f)}

"Gumiya ... swam across rivers boiling ... like water in a pot" (SC, p. 90).

{Waters-of-life which refresh the souls of the dead are often described as effervescent.}

continuation, via allusions to YS^<YH 48

p. 105 Water-splashing Festival {water-splashing is women's sport in Borneo}

[origin-myth of the Dai of Yun-nan:]


p. 105 woman, captured by prince of the devils in order to be forced to become his concubine, is informed by him that he could be killed only by if someone were to "pluck one hair from his head", did so.

woman (Dlilah) is informed by man (S^imso^n) whose concubine she is, that he could be overcome only if someone were to pluck a hair from his head, did so. S^ims^o^n ("sun") = "Son of Man" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 1:13) whose (ibid., 1:16) "countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." This is "the first and the last" (ibid., 1:11) [= "I am the first; I am also the last" (YS^<YH 48:12)], "and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword" (Apoc. 1:16) [= "mouth like a sharp sword" (YS^<YH 49:2)].

"Finally, all the twelve wives could think of doing was to take turns passing the head from one woman to the next, holding the heavy thing against their breasts."

{This is also the custom amongst headhunting tribes in Borneo.}

p. 106 Water-splashing Festival {water-splashing is women's sport in Borneo}

continuation, again via allusion to YS^<YH beyond 49:-

[origin-myth of the Sui of Yun-nan:]


p. 107 "right alongside our Moon Mountain, there was once a towering mountain called Sun Mountain, even higher than Moon Mountain."

At Teotihuacan, right alongside our Moon pyramid, there is a towering pyramid called Sun pyramid, even higher than Moon pyramid.

Grandpa Xian "caught a glimpse of ... eagle clutching a tiny red snake it its talons".

This was witnessed at Mexico city by the first-arriving immigrants.

p. 108 The red snake was released when grandpa Xian "flung his basket at the eagle."

Me[ztli]-xico is "moon-navel"; so the basket may repraesent a "night of the moon", viz. [Maori] Takataka-putea.

"dazzling red light ..., and then a column of black smoke could be seen ... The snake had disappeared".

"S`arah bore you" (YS^<YH 51:2) [allusion to vanishing of angel into smoke -- as on moon according to Alethe Diegemata 1:23 (LSCN, p. 85)]

p. 111 This same red-snake-woman (married during the interim to grandpa Xian), having become a living red-carp-head, was kept fed thus for 81 days.

Converse (genders opposite) of [Maori] eel-headed god Tuna (paramour of goddess Hina) metamorphizing into food (coconut).

p. 112 "vast flood" deluged a "stone house", whilst meanwhile

"like a great millstone ... cast into the sea ... that great city Babylon" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 18:21)

"The wooden houses of ... the other villagers were not flooded, for they floated as the waters rose."

"all the company in ships ... stood afar off" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 18:17)

outside of water, "a giant stone fish"

"Their fish ... die for thirst" (YS^<YH 50:2) --[Maori] greenstone fish of Nahue

disclosure of the secret identity of Jesus Christ as Lucifer:-

[origin-myth of the Z^uan of Yun-nan:]


"Their faces all tearful ...

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and

"I wouldn't ever kill you," Thunder God said."

there shall be no more death"

(SC, p. 146)

(Apokalupsis of Ioannes 21:4)

"The dike in heaven burst, and water began pouring down from the river"

"And he shewed me a pure river ... proceeding out of the throne of God"

(SC, p. 147)

(ibid., 22:1)

"Bubo's red heart was thrown to the ceiling of heaven, and has remained there, set in place. That is the planet Venus we see today."

"I Jesus ... am ... the bright and morning star." {in Aztec, Californian, and Khoi myths, it is the god's heart that is transformed into the planet Venus.}

(SC, p. 148)

(ibid., 22:16)

"Suddenly, a bamboo addressed them"

Reeds grew out of the Heart of Heaven (heart in the sky) in Wic^ol cosmogony. [Did the Holy Rood sprout out of the Sacred Heart?]

(loc. cit.)


Of the first man and first woman, "one ran up East Mountain, while the other ran up West Mountain."

In the Muslim legend, of the first man and first woman, one ran up East Mountain, while the other ran up West Mountain.

(SC, p. 149)


"Thunder God ... had ... chicken ... legs."

On Gnostic engraven gems, YHWH is commonly depicted as part-chicken.

(loc. cit.)




SC = Lucien Miller (ed.;

LSFN = MNEMOSYNE, Suppl. 179 =

transl. by Guo Xu & Xu Kun):

Aristoula Georgiadou & David Larmour:

South of the Clouds.

Lucian's Science Fiction Novel.

U. of WA Pr, Seattle, 1994.

Brill, Leiden, 1998.

GM = Robert Graves:

PTWH3 = J. F. Campbell:


Popular Tales of the West Highlands,

The Greek Myths.

Vol. 3.



[from PTWH3] Lay of Diarmaid, 2 =


SCDBW = Strong's

Complete Dictionary of Bible Words.