Identical with Mahatala as the creator of mankind. While he was away to fetch materials, his wife Andin Bamban was approached by Peres who convinced her that man should be mortal and die or there would be overcrowding. Pahatara, upon his return, agreed but provided that the hair, teeth, and nails are incorruptible.



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  • Scharer, Hans. (1963). Ngaju Religion, trans. Rodney Needham. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, p. 22-23.