Navajo creation story

Above the sea there was a a black cloud, a white cloud, a blue cloud and a yellow cloud. Where he had heard the cry of a baby there was a turquoise figure of a girl lying on the ground.

Diné Bahaneʼ

A woman who had used an eagle's feather for sex gave birth to a round, headless child with feathered shoulders. Then Coyote said, "This is too long. Now, in the Fourth World, some of those women were pregnant.

They agreed to race around the mountain.

Navajo Creation Story

It is not safe for you. Then you must pass the boiling sands that burn travelers to fine ashes. They asked Turquoise Boy if he would become the sun, and they asked White Shell Girl if she would become the moon.

I was living when you were formed. White locusts dwelled there. The cliffs pulled apart as they approached. But quick thinking Coyote finished his explanation.

What Is the Summary of the Navajo Origin Legend?

But each group longed for the other. This made eight people.

Navajo Creation Story

We treated you as kin. I must go to them. They adorned it with light clouds that bring female rain. First Man said that it could not be true, but First Woman said that it was indeed the message of a Holy Being and they must obey.

And to the north he threw one.The Navajo creation story involves four worlds. In the first world, First Man and First Woman come into being.

Diné Bahaneʼ

The second world is very similar to that of the Garden of Eden story in Genesis ending with First Man and First Woman banished to the third world.

In the third world, they begin to pro. According to the Navajo creation story, the first world was small and pitch black. There were four seas and in the middle an island with a single pine tree existed.

Ants, dragonflies, locusts and beetles lived there and made up the Air-Spirit People of the first world. Navajo creation story – The First World “Nihodilhil” (Black World) March 12, by Harold Carey Jr 21 Comments Navajo origin stories begin with a First World of darkness (Nihodilhil).

The Big Myth was created by Distant Train Copyright - The Historical Atlas of Native Americans: maps chronicle the fascinating and tragic story of North America's indigenous peoples (Historical Atlas Series). Diné Bahaneʼ (Navajo: "Story of the People"), the Navajo creation myth, describes the prehistoric emergence of the Navajo, and centers on the area known as the Dinétah, the traditional homeland of the Navajo.

This story forms the basis for the traditional Navajo way of life.

Navajo creation story
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