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One story stands out to me in particular. Erlik, a deity in Mongol mythology, was either the brother of or created as the first human by the supreme god Ülgen. I read that Erlik wanted to become equal to Ülgen and supposedly tried to seduce humans to take the forbidden fruit from the first tree, and as a result, Erlik was banished to rule over the lower world and assume a position akin to the Christian devil. Was this myth around before Christian influence? In what ways did Mongol mythology change after coming into contact with Christianity?

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This "falling from grace" story did not originate with Christianity. Take Tantalos for example, or Zeus banishing Hades to the underworld.

As for earlier "fruit-picking" mythology, there's the story of the Monkey King stealing the peaches of eternal life from the Jade Palace in Chinese mythology.

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