The story of creation is almost certainly a Hebrew interpretation of a Sumerian story of a river being cursed to death because it ate a Goddess' plants. A fox convinced the Goddess to let the river live, and when the river was healthy again, it asked for helpers to help him stay in his banks so he wouldn't eat her plants. She made a man and woman from mud and breathed life into them. In this story one of the Goddesses who helped the river live was the Goddess who heals rib "lady of the rid" and "the lady who makes live". Because the Hebrews believed in one God when they translated the story, the Goddess of the rib becomes Eve "lady of the rid" and "the lady who makes live". The purpose of keeping the river in its banks gets dropped, but the Hebrews go on to tell of the great flood that was also a Sumerian story. Importantly the concept of sin was changed in the Hebrew translation and gets tangled with the need to make animal and human sacrifices.