Examples of Contradictory "Just So" Etiological Explanations

pluviosilla

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Can someone knowledgeable about multiple mythical systems give me some examples of etiological narratives in different mythical systems that serve the purpose of explaining something yet which are not compatible with one another and existed side-by-side without much bothering those who adhered to the myth?

What I've found so far on the internet are discussions of different accounts of the same myth found in different sources. That's not what I'm after. I want examples of stories whose inconsistency was tolerated by people because each story serves some etiological purpose that people are reluctant to give up and so they just tolerate the inconsistency instead.

Thanks in advance for helpful suggestions.
 
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