08 - September 12, 2008 African 210 Notes God moves from...

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September 12, 2008 African 210 Notes God moves from the heavens Imitates every thing god does Kamunu tries to build platform to heaven but it breaks and every one at the top dies Motif: Tower of babel How Gods message is garbeled Humans become immortal Camilian calls out to the haven the bird is angry and when camilian tells the bird to bring them to life it is too late and every one is already dead Aetiological story- how things came into being Chameleon is late Pattern: cameleon and salemander The dead Man and the moon Moon comes back to life again, why humans do not live forever Pattern: two toads carrying body and moon across the river Sleep and death The first war on Earth First war came necause of a woman. Continual war Lango- Tamba kills them and murder comes into the world Every one wants a woman and continual war
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Each man wants lango and that makes war First murder,beginning of war,struggke for a woman The two Bundles Ignore everlasting life in the bundles. Little man gives working man a choice large bundle- house small bundle-everlasting life
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course FOLKLORE 210 taught by Professor Scheub during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.

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