In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 and 8 Summary and Analysis

In the beginning, everything was dark and there was water everywhere. A raft with a Turtle and Pehe-ipe was floating on the water. Earth Starter came down from the sky on a rope of feathers. Turtle asked Earth Starter to create land so he could leave the raft. Earth Starter wanted to create man but did not know how he could get some earth to make dry land. Turtle volunteered to dive down in the water and get some earth from the bottom of the sea.

Turtle was gone six years and when he reappeared he was covered in green slime. The only mud he brought with him was a small amount under his nails. Earth Starter scraped the mud out from under Turtle's nails, rolled it into a small ball and placed it on the raft. The mud...

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