The first fully formed men to be created were called
the Wizard of the Fatal Laugh, the Wizard of the Night, the Careless
and the Black Wizard. . . . They were endowed with intelligence
and they knew everything in the world.
When they looked they would see everything that was around them,
and they constantly contemplated the arch of the sky and the round
face of the earth. . .
Then the creator said: "You know everything now. What are
we going to do with them? That their sight may only reach what is
near them, that they may only see a small part of the face of the
earth. . .
Are they not by their nature simple creatures, products of our
hands? Do they also have to be gods?"
From the POPOL-VUH of the Mayas-Quiche,