Baba Indaba Children's Stories Issue 34

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Author: Anon E. Mouse
Length: 19 page(s)
Language: English
Written: Aug 2016
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Fairy Tales  |  Work: Erzählung
Keywords: Baba Indaba, Children’s, Folklore, Fairy, Folk, Tales, bedtime story, legends, maya, creation, Hurakan, birds, animals, mankind, mannikins

The Maya story of Hurakan and the creation of the Earth

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 34

In Issue 34 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Maya version of the creation story which starts with the high god Hurakan, the mighty wind, who passed over the universe which was still wrapped in gloom. He called out "Earth", and the solid land appeared thus starting the creation of the world. After the fish, animals and birds of the air were created, he created mannikins, and then the problems started. You’re invited to download and read this story to find out if the Mayan creation went as well Hurakan hoped.


33% of the profit from the sale of this issue is donated to charity.

Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story.
HINT - use Google maps.

Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through the Middle East and Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, can be altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.

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The Baba Indaba Children's Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often uses folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name "Anon E. Mouse" which, of course, is a play on the word "Anonymous".

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