Annam, the First Man

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“The man born of smoke and fire” – according to Hundr legend, Annam was the first man to crawl fully-formed from the earth, and set out to make his way in it. Kin from other cultures are said to have arisen separately, “from mud and rain”, and are considered a separate race by the Hundr peoples.

The Annam Cycle of writings lay out typical mighty heroic deeds performed by Annam throughout his life – riding the winds, stealing steel from the gods, building a castle with his hands, etc – but noticeably leave out any sort of explanation for where other Hundr came from, who his wife/wives may have been, etc. A recent theory, unpopular in Hundr, notes that the original texts use an old gender-free pronoun form when referring to Annam – hinting that “he” may actually have been a “she”.

Annam, the First Man

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