By Karl Kroeber
Compiled, edited, and with an informative creation through mythologist Karl Kroeber (Mellen Professor within the Humanities at Columbia college) production Myths Of Primitive the United States is a part of the phenomenal "ABC-CLIO vintage people and Fairy stories" sequence. a completely interesting anthology of production local American myths and legends concentrating on how the realm, crops, animals, and people got here into life and have interaction with one another. those historic tales are thoroughly and entertainingly retold, delivering modern readers with a veritable treasure trove of insights into how a number of the local American peoples perceived and interpreted the better global round themselves. construction Myths Of Primitive the United States is a vital and hugely suggested source for tutorial and neighborhood library local American stories and Mythology/Folklore collections.
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Olelbis All went in. Hau went last, for he had the flint. ” They passed the flint from one to another; all looked at it, all examined it. ” This was Hilit Kiemila. They went out, leaving him alone. ” As soon as Hilit was alone in the sweat-house, he began to rub the flint with his hands and roll it with his legs (Hilit was turned afterward into a house-fly, and that is why house-flies keep rubbing their legs against each other to this day). He wanted to make the flint large. After he had rolled and rubbed the flint all night, it was four or five feet long, and as thick and wide.
He slapped the water with his new tail, making a loud noise. This was Sotchet, the son of Mem Loimis. ” This was Tede Memtulit. “Stay here,” said Olelbis. Next came Wokwuk. He was large and beautiful, and had very red eyes. ” Kahit flew off toward the east and sent Mem Loimis back. “Mem Loimis,” said he, “you are very large and very strong, but I am stronger. Go back! If not, I will stop you. ” Mem Loimis went back north, went into the ground where she had lived before. Kahit went east, then turned and went north to where he had been at first, and sat down again in silence with his head between his hands.
There was no man to consider them. Roman mythology, as well as Greek, suffered from literary treatment, and it is only by collecting detached fragments and facts of primitive thought throughout the whole field of classic literature that we are able to get at something beyond the official religion of polished society in Greece and Rome. From the wreck of ancient Keltic and Teutonic thought much has been saved on the two islands of Ireland and Iceland. With this, together with the American system and the mythologic inheritance of the Slav world I n t r od u c t i on in Eastern Europe, we shall be able perhaps to obtain materials with which to explain the earliest epoch of Aryan thought, the epoch which corresponds in development with the world of American creation myths.
Creation Myths of Primitive America by Karl Kroeber