This may not be relevant, but there is the widespread apocryphal legend
about Adam's creation from eight parts or pondera. It goes back to 2 Enoch
30.8, and was all over the place, including Wales and Ireland. See H.
Tristram, "Der homo octipartitus in der irischen und altenglischen
Literatur," ZCP 34 (1975), 119-53; J. E. Cross and T. D. Hill, _The Prose
Solomon and Saturn and Adrian and Ritheus_ (Toronto, 1981), pp. 67-70.
Some examples include flowers as one of the eight parts (from which Adam
got his _varietas oculorum_!).
If this _does_ turn out to be relevant, there was an article in Proc. RIA
about a year ago (I think the author's name is David Wasserstein) on Jewish
legends of Adam's creation in Ireland (mainly on the four sods motif).