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Iroquois Creation Myths

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Both the Iroquois and African Bushman creation myths have some differences, but they also have strong similarities. Before the land was created on earth in the two-creation myth both the animals and human’s relationship was very strong and peaceful and caring, the start of the bushman creation myth states that “In this place people and animals lived together peacefully. They understood each other”, and at the start of the Iroquois creation myth before the land was created the caring relationship of the humans and animals is shown by how hard the animals work to save the sky woman and help her build the land, in the myth it says “Just before she reached the waters they caught her on their backs and brought her to the other animals”. Another similarity…show more content…
This is mirrored in their creation myth by the role the animals play”, the Iroquois and the animals still held their tight relationship through everything that happened. The ending of the African Bushman creation myth is totally different as the ending sentences from it quote “Kaang's command people have not been able to communicate with animals. Now fear has replaced the seat friendship once held between the two groups.” and “This may be part of the reason that animals play such an important role in their myth.” Another difference between the Iroquois and African Bushman creation myths are that at the beginning of the African Bushman myth the animals and humans already lived together very peacefully, and got along very much as it states “In this place people and animals lived together peacefully. They understood each other. No one ever wanted for anything and it was always light even though there wasn't any
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