A Cherokee Myth The earth is a great island floating in a sea of water, and suspended at each of the four cardinal points by a cord hanging down from the sky vault, which is of solid rock. When the world grows old and worn out, the people will die and the cords will breakContinue reading “How the World Was Made”
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The Guardian of the Gate of Heaven
Li, the Pagoda-bearer In Buddhist temples there is to be seen a richly attired figure of a man holding in his hand a model of a pagoda. He is Li, the Prime Minister of Heaven and father of No-cha. He was a general under the tyrant Chou and commander of Ch’ên-t’ang Kuan at the timeContinue reading “The Guardian of the Gate of Heaven”
THE BOY WHO SNARED THE SUN
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THE GIRL WHO MARRIED THE PINE-TREE.
Upon the side of a certain mountain grew some pines, under the shade of which the Puckwudjinies, or sprites, were accustomed to sport at times. Now it happened that in the neighbourhood of these trees was a lodge in which dwelt a beautiful girl and her father and mother. One day a man came toContinue reading “THE GIRL WHO MARRIED THE PINE-TREE.”