In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World - Chapter 3: An Endless Sea of Mud, Death the Creator Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3: An Endless Sea of Mud, Death the Creator Summary and Analysis

Death, who was called Sa, lived in darkness with his wife and daughter. Death used his magic powers to make an endless sea of mud where he could build a house. The god, Alatangana visited, and told Sa that the house he built was too dark for anyone to live in. The god made the mud solid and it was called Earth. But Alatangana thought it was a depressing place so he created plants and animals. Sa was happy with what Alatangana had created and welcomed Sa into his home.

A short while later, Alatangana asked for Sa's daughter's hand in marriage. Sa was not ready to let go of his daughter yet and stalled the god. But Alatangana spoke privately with the daughter and...

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