Nag Hammadi Codex
On the Origin of the World
112,25 - 114,4
Before Adam of light made his return, the authorities saw him in chaos. They laughed at the chief creator because he lied when he said, "I am God; no one exists before me."
When they came to the chief creator, they said, "Is this being not the God who ruined our work?"
He answered and sai, "Yes. If you do not want him to be able to ruin our work, come, let's create a human being out of the earth in the image of our body and with a likeness to this being, to serve us, so that when this being sees his likeness, he may fall in love with it. Then he will no longer ruin our work, and we shall make the children of the light our slaves for this entire age."
All this happened in accordance with Pistis' forethought, so that humanity might appear in this likeness and condemn the authorities because of their modeled bodies. For their modeled bodies contained the light.
The authorities received knowledge they needed to create humanity. Sophia Zoe, who is with Sabaoth, anticipated them. She laughed at their decision because they are blind and they created humanity in ignorance and against their own interests.They did not know what they were doing.
So she anticipated them. She created her own human being first, so that he might tell the modeled bodies of the authorities how to despise them and how to escape them.
The birth of the instructor happened like this. When Sophia let a drop of light fall, it landed on the water, and at once there appeared an androgynous human being. Sophia first made the drop into the for of a female body, and then she took the body and gave it a shape like the Mother who had appeared. She finished it in twelve months.
An androgynous human being was born, whom the Greeks call Hermaphrodite. The Hebrews call the child's mother Eve of life, which means the female instructor of life, and the child born to her is lord. Later the authorities called the child the beast so that it might lead their modeled bodies astray. The meaning of the beast is the instructor, for it turned out to be the wisest of all creatures.