Luiseno - Native American Indians - Creation Myth
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Luiseno – The Creation Myth [Native American Indians]
In the beginning all was empty space. Ke-vish-a-tak-vish was the only being. This was called Om-ai-ya-mai, signifying emptiness, nobody there..........
Then Ke-vish-a-tak-vish made a man, Tukmit, the sky and a woman To-mai-yo-vit, the Earth. There was no light, but in the darkness these two became conscious of each other.
‘Who are you’ asked the man
‘I am Tu-mai-yo-vit. I am stretched, I am extended. Shake I resound I am diminished, I am earthquake, I revolve, I roll, I disappear. And who are you?’
‘I am Ke-vish-a-tak-vish. I am night. I am inverted, I cover, I rise, I devour, I drain, I seize, I send away the souls of men, I cut, I sever life’
‘Then you are my brother’
‘Then you are my sister’
And by her brother the sky; the earth conceived and became the mother of all things