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The Sound of Mythology! [Oct. 25th, 2007|01:59 am]
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The Onondaga of North America say that in the beginning there was no Earth. There was Skyland, where a chief and his people lived. And below was water with animals swimming in it. One night the chiefs' youngest wife dreamed that a big tree had been uprooted. According to the Onondaga tradition, everything must be done to make an important dream come true. So the next morning, the chief and his son uprooted the tree. Where its roots had been, there was a big hole. The chief's wife looked in and saw water shining far beneath. She leaned closer and fell through the hole.
The animals in the water saw the woman falling toward them. Two swans spread their wings to catch her. Muskrat dived far beneath the water to bring back some soil for the woman to stand on. The animals put the soil on the back of a giant turtle and it began to row. The soil grew until it became the world, then the woman stood on the soil. Some seeds that were in her hand fell onto the soil and started growing into plants. The creation of the Earth had begun.

( I bought my son a myth book today, so you may see more of these. I think they're awesome. :) )

http://youtube.com/watch?v=903rX7-sims

And this is one of my faaavvorites. It's from Kids in the Hall. The Doe A Deer sketch. Rock ON!
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[User Picture]From: everette1_
2007-10-25 07:09 am (UTC)

RE: Kids and doe


mmmmuah!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 07:11 am (UTC)

Re: RE: Kids and doe

:)
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[User Picture]From: dwaleberry
2007-10-25 07:13 am (UTC)
I don't get the Doe a Deer sketch. :/
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 07:16 am (UTC)
You don't think it's just totally awesome? I love it.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-10-25 07:38 am (UTC)

When I unearth trees all I get is dirt. And lawsuits.

Well that's fine, but the story fails to mention Jesus or Adam and Eve at all, and therefore must be the work of the Devil. I don't know much, but I know that things that are different and new are dangerous and wrong.

Kids in the Hall = awesome. Great sketch. My personal fave is the Chicken Lady, or possibly the Crushing Your Head guy.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 07:39 am (UTC)

Re: When I unearth trees all I get is dirt. And lawsuits.

LOL. Just what I needed before going to bed. ;)

And I haven't seen either of those skits. You got linkies? :)
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[User Picture]From: moochies18
2007-10-25 10:03 am (UTC)
kids in the hall ftw! one of my favorites!! <3

also, all those tribes thought they started the world. for real. pompous.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 03:37 pm (UTC)
Aren't they awesome?

:) I think it's cool so many places have their own beginning mythology/fables.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oooh, very cool!
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[User Picture]From: sixstringcat
2007-10-25 01:33 pm (UTC)
The animals put the soil on the back of a giant turtle and it began to row. The soil grew until it became the world

See the turtle of enormous girth, on his shell he holds the Earth...

Stephen King, The Dark Tower series
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 03:43 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I haven't read that series yet. One of these days. :)
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From: sleepygirl18
2007-10-25 03:28 pm (UTC)
I've actually read this before. I love the different creation stories that are out there.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 03:47 pm (UTC)
Me too. I think they're so cool. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-25 03:32 pm (UTC)
I have a soft spot for mythology, but my religious studies midterm today is warping my reading of everything lately. All I can think about is "what would such and such a writer say about that experience".
Also, I second the chicken lady kids in the hall sketch.
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[User Picture]From: jewddha
2007-10-25 03:32 pm (UTC)
Also, me. Again. (I have midterm brain)
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-10-25 06:10 pm (UTC)
We had to read a bunch of myth and "how this got to be this" stories when i was in 11th grade... i loved 'em. I remember that one, too. :) There was another one about twin brothers and... i can't remember it at all, but that was my favourite. *thinks hard* *shrugs* i think one of them stole the other's wife?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 08:05 pm (UTC)
I think I have that one too. :) I'll post it eventually.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-25 08:08 pm (UTC)

Re: awesome

Absolutely. Isn't that cool? :)
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[User Picture]From: candycoatedpill
2007-10-27 03:10 am (UTC)
I've heard a similar one. It was a native american legend about a turtle who was there(forget why) and a peligan would dive into the water and bring up soil and throw it on the turtle. Eventually, the turtle was covered in soil, and that is the earth we know today. And when the earth shakes, it's the turtle moving around.

"See the turtle of enourmous girth,
On his back he holds the earth."
-Stephen King.

Hehe.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-28 08:01 pm (UTC)
I think I've heard that one too!! I just love creation myths. I think they're so awesome.
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