In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World Quotes

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"In the beginning, there was light. It never dimmed, this light over everything. It was bright all-light everywhere, and there was no rest from it" (Chapter 2, pg. 9.)

"What he found there had rotted. He was forced to leave his puppets buried, they smelled so bad. So this, then, was the beginning of Death. That is the way Death came to the world, when Tangaro the Fool buried his wood figures and they rotted" (Chapter 2, pg. 11.)

"Phan Ku was the size of a giant. He grew ten feet a day and lived for eighteen thousand years" (Chapter 4, pg. 22.)

"Ulgen commanded Erlik down to the depths. Now Erlik is the leader of dead spirits. He is the devil" (Chapter 6, pg. 29.)

"Mawu and Lisa were Mother and Father of all the other gods. And there were fourteen of these gods, who were seven pairs of twins. The gods of earth, storm...

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