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Origin of the Sun African Folktale

Origin of the sun
Origin of the Sun African Folktale


Where did the sun come from?



Origin of the sun African folktale; the sun did not always light the entire earth, the sun was once a man. People will say the Sun was formed in an interstellar cloud of dust and gas but the true origin of the Sun is told is this African Folktale.


Origin of the Sun African Folktale



Long

Long long ago Sun was a man. Light came from one of his armpits. 

Over the earth, there was only a very dim light. Why? Because the light shone only near the place where Sun lifted his arms in his small village. 

Two old women from a neighboring village finally had enough of being hungry since there was not enough light for crops to grow, so they put their heads together and came up with a plan. 

The old women sent some children from their village to sneak up on sun early one morning while he slept. The children quietly crept on tiptoes towards the sleeping sun, grabbed him by his arms and legs and threw Sun high into the sky! 

There he became brighter than ever giving earth light and heat to grow food all over the world.




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