The Origin Of Life And Fire Vs. The Creation Of Universe And Ife

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The Origin of Life and Fire vs. The Creation of Universe and Ife World mythology presents stories of the world that are considered some of the greatest accounts of history and culture. Mythological stories reflect human beings with their hopes and needs. When one reads about characters in mythology he or she is able to reflect, internalize and learn about himself or herself. Among the many stories in mythology, creation is one that is interesting. African mythology presents stories of creation. Two of these African stories are The Creation of Universe and Ife and The Origin of Life and Fire. They have similarities as well as differences. Both stories began with chaos, they have animals that existed before humans, each has a peaceful ending. …show more content…
Bumba is white, which presents purity and cleanliness. Suddenly, Bumba gets terrible stomach pain; his pain grows and grows until finally he vomits the sun and it brightened the world each day. The heat from the sun’s rays caused much of the water to float into the sky and clouds are formed; Bumba comes up and he dries himself he looked down upon the earth and he could see black rifles, black sand-banks, and the black edges of the world. After a while Bumba felt horrible pain in his stomach again this time he vomits the moon and stars. Later, he vomits the first living creatures: the leopard, the eagle, the crocodile, the little fish, the lightening Tsetse, Nyan Bumba white heron, one beetle and Budi the goat. Then once again he felt awful stomach pains and he vomits the first human beings, many men and women. However, there was only one man Loko Yima who is white like Bumba. Bumba finally finishes his part in the creation of the universe. Bumba had three sons and they finishes their father’s work. However, Tstese made trouble in the earth by creating fire that burned villages and homes, Bumba then sent Tstese off to the sky. This meant people had no more fire in the earth and they ate their foods raw Bumba felt bad for the men and women so he shows them how to control fire. At the end they live in peace with one …show more content…
The god Obatala was unsatisfied he thought that the world needs something that would make it interesting. He went to Olurun the ruler god of the sky and creator of the sun, and asked him help him to improve the earth below. Obatala wanted to create valets, mountains forests, and field. Olorun gives Obatala permission. Obatala goes to Olunmila. He tells Obatala he needs to get a long chain gold of reach from sky to universe. Obatala collected gold from each gods to make the long chain. After the chain was made; Obatala hooked one end of the chain to the edge of the sky and lowered the rest of it toward the waters far below. He carried a snail shell filled with sand, a white hen, a black cat, and palm nut. Obatala started to climb down, then he realized that the chain was not long enough. He Orunmila and he tells Obatala, to dump the sand onto the earth and drop the hen; the hen spread the sand the spreading around formed solid dry land. The large piles becomes hills and small piles becomes valleys. Once, Obatala reached the land he called it the Ife. He planted palm nit, which becomes palm tree. He kept the car for company; however, one day Obatala was unsatisfied and felt lonely with the black cat. He wanted creatures more like himself. Obatala went and he began to dig and dig then he found a clay. He shaped little figures just like himself

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