Pueblo Creation Myth
Long ago, Pueblo people lived far away up north. At first
they lived underground, in a holy place called Sipapu. Then people climbed
up through a hole in the earth into the sunlight (compare this to the Navajo
creation story). God guided them for many years as they wandered (compare
the Jewish story of Moses).
People suffered many bad things like tornadoes and drought (not enough water)
and bad magicians, before they got to a good land where they could settle
When they finally found the good land, God taught them
how to farm their land.
He taught them to grow corn. (compare
the Greek story of Demeter).
And He taught them how to build their pueblo
Then God gave people his twin sons (again like the Navajo
story, or like the Zoroastrian
story, or maybe like the Christian
story of Jesus) to
watch over them and help them in wars.
(This is only one version of this story, and there are
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