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Originally posted by Dreamstone
I think this goes in this board, but here goes
I remember reading about this in my favorite book, Mysteries of the Unexplained...
Tribesmen in African were given knowledge of a star that they said they came from, to a group of African Tribesmen. The trouble is, this star was completely invisible due to the brighter stars in its proximity until recent science revealed it.
The aliens they got it from were supposedly amphibious, having had to land in water first and then climb out to meet with the curious(and frightened) tribesmen. They then left after giving them the knowledge of the star they came from, I forget what it was called, in addition to other knowledge.
I forget the rest, if anyone could flesh this out for me it would be great, I think the star is by Sirius, I don't know. I tried to research it but only got hits on satellite radio
I don't think this was posted before, plz help!
3.3. Western Africa
The Legend of Da
The world was created by Nana-Buluku, the one god, who is neither male nor female. In time, Nana-Buluku gave birth to twins, Mawu and Lisa, and it is they who shaped the world and control it still, with their fourteen children, the Vodou, or lesser gods.
In the beginning, before Mawu had any children, the Rainbow Serpent, Da, already existed - created to serve Nana-Buluku. The creator was carried everywhere in Da's mouth. Rivers, mountains, and valleys twine and curve because that is how the Rainbow Serpent Da moves. Wherever they stopped for the night, mountains arose, formed from the serpent's dung. That is why if you dig down deep into a mountain, you find riches.
Now, when Nana-Buluku had finished creating, it was obvious that the earth just couldn't carry everything - all the mountains, trees, peoples, and animals. So, to keep the earth from capsizing, the creator asked Da to coil beneath it to cushion it - like the pads the African women and girls wear on their heads when they are carrying a heavy load.
Because Da cannot stand heat, the creator made the ocean for the serpent to live in. And there Da has remained since the beginning of time, with his tail in his mouth. Even though the water keeps Da cool, he sometimes shifts around trying to get comfortable, and that's what causes earthquakes.
Nana-Buluku tasked the red monkeys who live beneath the sea to keep Da fed, and they spend their time forging the iron bars that are the serpent's food. But sooner or later the monkey's supply of iron is bound to run out, and then Da will have nothing to eat. Famished with hunger, he will start to chew on his own tail, and then his writhings and convulsions will be so terrible that the whole earth will tilt, overburdened as it is with people and things, and slip into the sea.
This legend mentions the serpent serving the creator god. This serpent resembles Ananta Shesha, who serves Vishnu as a bed and supports the universal structure. They are both situated at the bottom of the universe on the great ocean called Garbhodaka.
Originally posted by LeenBekkemaa
Perhaps I should also post something here (I mean I did do research on this for some while)... well here we go...