The Creation of the World – Yoruba

(This is a summary of a much longer story from the Western African Yoruba People, the Nigerians.) In the beginning, the universe consisted only of the sky, the water, and the wild marshlands. The God Obatala, Creator of humans and land on Earth (Olorun‘s “favorite”) believed that the world needed more – he goes to […]

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The Creation of the World – Zulu

(This is a summary of a much longer story from the Southeastern Africa People, the Zulu* kaNtombela.) Long ago, before man or any animals roamed the earth, there was just darkness and one very large seed. The seed sank into the earth and from it, long reeds began to grow. They were called “Uthlanga,” which […]

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