In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9 and 10 Summary and Analysis

In the beginning, there was only darkness. Karora was asleep at the bottom of the deep ground of Ilbalintja. He was covered in soil, flowers and grass. A great decorated pole rose up from the ground above him towards the sky. Large rats, called bandicoots, came out of his navel and from his armpits. Then there was a dawn and the sun rose and flooded the world with light. Since there was light, Karora burst out of the earth and left a great gaping whole in the ground that was filled with water. It was called the Ilbalintja Soak. When the sun went down and Karora fell asleep, the next day a young man had formed. It was Karora's first son who came to life at the sound of the vibrating sound of the bandicoot call.

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