Being that my Language Origins thread was hijacked (partially by mePlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image!) I decided to start another one that is supposed to be about religious myths/legends/stories regarding the origin of language. I am well aware of the the story of the Tower of Babel and the various Mesopotamian stoies which preceed it. I am not, however, looking for different religious ideas of the cause of the divergence of language or the diaspora of people - at least not in this thread. What I am hoping for is some insight to the beliefs of the birth of language itself. The Greek and Roman Gods gave us everything - every human gift and trait - piecemeal. There MUST be a God who gave us language - or some myth about the birth of language. I also find it difficult to believe that the Native Americans don't have some myths regarding the formation of language. What God(s) gave us the gift of language? I posted two wiki links in the other thread, that I haven't yet had time to read, but will post here again: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythical_origins_of_language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_language I did catch a glimpse of some encyclopedia article about Indra giving the gift of language to people, but I didn't have access to the article and I asked a few Hindu friends of mine and they were unaware of that story. Any insight?