Homo Adamicus: syzygy

Genesis I, from : Biblia German, Nuremberg , A. Koberger 1483. US public domain, wikimedia
Genesis I, from : Biblia German, Nuremberg , A. Koberger 1483. US public domain, wikimedia

The image above is from a 1493 German Bible. In the middle, we see Eve emerging from Adam. Their bodies form a divine pair.

In Psychology and Religion, Carl Jung speaks of “Homo Adamicus.”  Jung that the “Homo Adamicus…. appears in male form [yet], always carries Eve, that is, his woman, with him, concealed in his body” (1938, p. 34). The adds that the image represents “the divine Syzygia, divine pair.” (1938, p. 34).

Reference:

  1. Psychology and Religion (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol. 12)