The Creation Legend of the Yup’ik People

The Creation Legend of the Yup’ik People Yup’ik People – Alaska / Siberia   Raven flew over the water and wondered what he was going to eat next. It was very much like Raven to be thinking about what he was going to eat next. He had grown tired of fishing and decided it was…

Essarye – Come into my arms

Essarye Gunadule (Kuna Tule) – Panama / Colombia   The liana climbs by waving on the stalks of large trees –Nakekiryai said– and, from above, he begins to cry, to moan          ‘Nanapipiye, nanapipiye…’ And the mother, the great Mother Earth, shouts at him from below, ‘Essarye!’ (‘Come into my arms, my son!’) And the…