March 16, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: Mar.17, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors

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When I left off last week, Taijala, the ruler of air and Guardian of the Spirit, had shared the workings of the Spiritworld with the people that Sahlaana had created.

The next part of the creation myth is the bear story that I shared on Feb.10th wherein Taijala mated with a mysterious bear that appeared as if from nowhere on the beach of Dakina.

This is what happens after the bear has continued on his way:




Taijala gave birth to an entire generation of people, the New People.
The New People were different; they had a magic all their own, the magic of the beasts inherited from their father, the bear.
The gods were angry with Taijala and afraid of this new magic.
Sahlanna's children fought.
Tiga, ruler of earth and Guardian of the Body, stomped his foot and broke Dakina into four separate islands.

Tanga, ruler of water and Guardian of the Mind, moved to the northernmost island and ruled its people.
Tana, ruler of fire and Guardian of the Heart, took the island and its people in the east.
Tiga stayed on the largest land mass in the centre, and he broke off the southern region where Sahlaana and Taijala were and kicked it far out into the Endless Sea.





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16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful creation myth. The tone is perfect.

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    1. Oh, that's great to hear, thank you Eleri!

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  2. I love the idea of the four islands and how they came to be - another terrific excerpt!

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  3. l'm really enjoying your posts and the map is wonderful!

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    1. Yay, thanks Gemma (I had an awesome time making that map)!

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  4. This is so good! I love the explanation for the land masses separating. Great map too!

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  5. This is so cool, and I love the map--and it's interactive! You're doing an excellent job with the myth. I'll be back for more next week.

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    1. Aww, thanks HS, I'm so happy you're enjoying it. I really appreciate your comments every week (and that map was such a blast to make!).

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  6. It is never easy to accept new people and to understand new characteristics that are something not of your own creation!

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    1. That is so true, RW. Thanks for popping by to check out my excerpt!

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  7. Such a completely detailed and fascinating tale. Kudos!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I noticed you followed my blog, thanks for that too. I'm so happy you pop by for a read every week.

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  8. This myth just keeps getting better and better! Gods throwing geological temper tantrums . . . love it!

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  9. I love the explanation of the geology of the world being attributed to an argument amongst the gods. I'm also very intrigued by the New People and what magic they have.

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