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1 Muller The 2810 7 February 2008 Creation Myth: Cherokee Tribe From the dawn of Native American culture there have been many creation and emergence stories for various tribes . Creation myths are crucial to tribal culture because they speak of their ancestry . Tribes have a deep respect for the various elements on earth, for example the reverence for animals . The Cherokee Myth originated in Southeast United States and contains the elements similar to other stories. The myth begins with the world being completely engulfed in water and the Galunlati, the place beyond the rainbow, filled to capacity with animals . Water Beetle was sent down into the water; he dove to the bottom, and brought up a gob of mud to the surface which began to spread out . This mud became the earth-island. The Great Spirit connected the sky with the mountains with four pieces of rawhide . Although not ready to be inhabited the Buzzard was sent to find a dry spot and create fertile land, he did so by flapping his wings and creating mountains and valleys . With fruitful land created animals came down but still they lacked light, they showed Sister Sun the path
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course THEOLOGY 2810 taught by Professor Muller during the Spring '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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