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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 54, Fire Woman Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 54, Fire Woman Summary and Analysis

Another account of the introduction of fire comes from the Sea Dyak culture of southern Borneo. It is yet another reference to woman as the discoverer of fire.

The women and children make their way through the jungle searching for food. They spot a giant snake, which they kill and eat. Just as they are lifting their supper to their mouths it begins to rain. The rain quickly floods the jungle sweeping away all but one woman and her infant. The woman makes her way to the top of a mountain and survives the flood. Cold winds blast the woman and her baby. She begins to rub her body against a tree to generate some heat for herself and the shivering infant. Sparks suddenly leap out from her body because her movements are so fast and hard...

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