purusa
(Skt., mankind) Particularly Cosmic Man, or the creative source. The occupational divisions of Vedic society, and eventually the Indian caste system, correspond to the four parts of the sacrificed body of the purusa . The sacrificed God or demiurge is an essential instrument of creation in many mythologies.

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