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Fire came to the earth people a Dahomean folktale Susan L. Roth

By: Roth, Susan L
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York St. Martin's Press 1988Description: [30] p. col. ill. 26 cmISBN: 0312017235Subject(s): Folklore -- Benin | Folklore -- Africa, WestSummary: The earth animals fail in every attempt to capture fire from the selfish moon god Mawu, until Chameleon and Tortoise combine their talents and help bring light and warmth to the newly-created earth.
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"Based on a Dahomean folktale called Stealing fire from the creator: why chamelion and tortoise are respected" -- T.p. verso.

The earth animals fail in every attempt to capture fire from the selfish moon god Mawu, until Chameleon and Tortoise combine their talents and help bring light and warmth to the newly-created earth.

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