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Havasupai Creation Story–The Havasupai Live in Part of the Grand Canyon

Havasupai creation story adapted from the telling of CL Smithson and RC Euler The people who lived under the earth. There was no sun and a few families live near a pool of water. Two brothers were leaders. One of them planted a grapeseed and the grapevine went straight up. The people climbed a number … Continue reading Havasupai Creation Story–The Havasupai Live in Part of the Grand Canyon

Earth Diver Creation from South Central California

Earth Diver creation stories from South Central California. Folklorist Alan Dundes thinks the Earth Diver story is a case of male pregnancy envy. Kawaiisu creation adapted after the telling of Maurice Zygmond Originally there was water all over the world. The animals lived in the sky. Coyotes sent them down to get dirt from the … Continue reading Earth Diver Creation from South Central California

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