I have just discovered a room in the Yale Art Gallery dedicated to Art of the Ancient Americas! So much to explore here!
The Mayan Empire centered around what is now Guatemala and appears to have flourished from ~ 600 AD- 900AD.
Their origin story, the Popul Vuh is that includes the idea of divine twinning often found in Indigenous Mythologies, man created from the dust of the earth, and yet another version of the Great Deluge.
As many of you may realize, there are two creation stories in the biblical Book of Genesis. The first, Genesis 1:27 and again in Genesis 2:7. It is the latter in which Gd creates man from mud. What this video and see the theme repeat in the MAyan Creation story in which mankind is divinely created out of dust, only to be found inadequate, destroyed by a Great Deluge, and re-created.
For a brief overview of the Mayan Creation Story, here is a link a short video of the Popul Vuh, created by Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian