Abassi is the Efik Creator God. His wife The Goddess Atai suggested creating the first humans. However, to prevent them from exceeding his wisdom, he ordered the first humans to neither procreate nor labour. However, eventually the first couple did have children and work, thus doing some "creation" of their own. They quickly created a terrible overpopulation problem, which made Abassi insecure. Atai then gave humanity two gifts, Argument and Death, to help keep the numbers of humans down.