Monthly Archives: July 2012

Creation : Dance of the Dew People

“Sometimes the people saw, over Thunder-mountain, thick mists floating and lowering. At such times, near the Cave of the Rainbow, a beautiful halo would spring forth, amidst which the many-coloured garments of the rainbow himself could be seen, and soft, … Continue reading

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Creation: Origin of corn

“It is well, ” replied the strangers, “yet life you did not bring. Behold!” and they set apart eight days, during which they danced and sang a beautiful dance and prayer song, and at the end of that time, they … Continue reading

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Creation: Seed clan tested

“Often the people rested from their wanderings, building great houses of stone which may even now be seen, until the Conch of the Gods sounded, which lashed the ocean to fury and beat the earth to trembling. Then the people … Continue reading

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Creation: Beasts turned to stone

“Then said the twin brothers, “Men, our children, are poorer than the beasts, their enemies; for each creature has a special gift of strength and sagacity, while to men has been given only the power of guessing. Nor would we … Continue reading

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Creation: Exodus

“To all these peoples it was told that they should wander for many generations towards the land whence the Sun brings the day-light (Eastward) until at last they would reach the “middle if the world”, where their children should dwell … Continue reading

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Creation: Formation of the Clans, and their Medicine gifts

“They summoned a great council of their children – for they were called the “Fathers of the People” – and asked them to choose such things as they would have for special ownership or use. Some chose the macaw, the … Continue reading

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Creation: Inheritance of the four bands of knowledge

“Already, before men came forth from the lower worlds with the priest-chiefs, there were many gods and strange beings. The gods gave to the priests many treasures and instructions, but the people knew not yet the meaning of either. Thus … Continue reading

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