African Folktale | How the moon and the stars came to be
Origin of the moon and stars short African folktale
How the moon and the stars came to be
One day in the times when the sky was close to the ground a young woman went out to pound rice.
Before she began her work, she took off her beads from around her neck and a comb from her hair, and hung them on the sky.
For some time she pounded the rice, and then she raised the pestle so high that it struck the sky very hard.
Never did they come down, for the comb became the moon and the beads are the stars that are scattered about the sky.