I titled my first book Identity because we as a people do not grasp the power of naming.
My book showed how face value and shallow the Christian explanation of the creation story is. Adam wasn't naming animals, he was naming people. Why do you call friends you can't trust, snakes? Why do the old heads call scandalous women heifers? The Bible calls scandalous wives cows in (Amos 4:1). A female cow is a heifer, so the old heads and the prophets are speaking the same language. So, when Adam named the beasts, he was teaching corrupt people how to be civilized, because naming is taming, and it's imperative for the ruling class to civilize the unruly.
Now, when Eve came on the scene, what was the ...