"The Legend of the Asmat Drum"

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"Fumeripits danced across the beach, as he did every day. But he was not enjoying himself, because he was lonely as he was the first human living on earth. So, he chopped down some trees and carved human figures out of them for company. He then placed them inside his jeu ("house"). Still, everything was quiet. So, he chopped down another tree, hollowed it out, and stretched a piece of lizard skin over it to create the very first drum. As he played the drum, the figures he had carved sprang to life and danced to the beat.

According to Asmat legend, this is the creation story of the first people..."