I. The wrath of the gods. Moses in Egypt (The Bible, The Old Testament) -- Izanagi and Izanami (Japan) -- II. The foolishness of the animals. The sparrow and the hen (Africa) -- How the elephant was punished (India) -- Apophis the serpent (Egypt) -- III. The epics of heroes. Romulus and Remus (Rome) -- The son of heaven (Senegal) -- Ulysses and the sirens (Greece) -- IV. The sun gods. Helios's chariot (Greece) -- The destruction of humankind (Egypt).