In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11 and 12 Summary and Analysis

In the beginning, there was only water and water animals. A divine woman fell from the sky. A turtle carried the woman on his back. The turtle decided that the woman needed to live on earth and told the other animals to dive down into the water and bring up some earth. The toad brought up some dirt which the woman put on the turtle's shell. It was the beginning of the earth and dry land soon grew around it.

The woman had twin boys—one good and one bad. One was born the normal way but the other broke out of his mother's side and caused her death. When the divine woman was buried, all the plants of the earth sprung up in the earth covering her.

The bad brother, Tawis-karong, created terrifying beasts. He made wolves...

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