Tales From the Fire: The Great Flood
May 13, 2011
Translation of story told at a gathering with natives around a campfire in The Jungle:
In the old times, the world was flooded by Giwamol.
A brother and sister were saved.
The name of the man was Nagnaya.
The name of the woman was Nata.
They sent a kingking bird to get fire from Aras.
They sent (again) the kingking bird to get fire from Aras.
The kingking bird swooped up holding in its beak a piece of burning charcoal.
It took it to Giwamol’s mountain.
He made the fire burn.
Giwamol pushed away the water with his feet.
The water subsided.
He married together the brother and sister that had survived.
That is why now, relatives can marry each other, because Giwamol showed the way.
(Based on a story told by primitives in the jungles of the Philippines.)