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The Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends
The Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends
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PUFFIN BOOKS THE PUFFIN BOOK OF WORLD MYTHS AND LEGENDS

Anita Nair is the author of the best-selling novels The Better Man and Ladies Coupé. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages around the world. This is her first book for children and is part of a two-book series on myths and legends.

The Puffin Book of

World Myths and Legends

ANITA NAIR

Illustrations by Sujasha Dasgupta

PUFFIN BOOKS

For Maitreya Joy to the world and me

And for Dhanush, Siddarth and Sugar

Contents  

Why People Began to Live in Houses
A Zambian Legend

1

The Story of Nanna, the Moon
A Mesopotamian Legend

5

How Marshlands Came to Be
A Siberian Myth

11

The Hungry Ghost
A Legend from Borneo

17

The Story of Dhruva
An Indian Myth

23

The Hare on the Moon
A Buddhist Myth from India

29

The Snake's Secret
An Ethiopian Legend

35

How the Sky Went So High
A NorthAmerican Legend

41

The Story of Taliesin
A Welsh Myth

47

Clouds in the Sky
A Papuan Myth

53

How the Ping River and Moon River Came to Be 59
A Thai Myth

Why All Living Creatures Began to Weep
A German Legend

67

Why the Warau Indians Seldom Bathe
A Guiana Legend

73

The Story of the Sun and the Moon
An Alaskan Myth

79

The Noble Dog
A Jataka Tale from India

85

Horus, the Dutiful Son
An Egyptian Legend

91

Ossian's Sorrow
An Irish Legend

97

Wishpoosh and Coyote
A North American Myth

103

The Eagle's Egg
A Finnish Myth

109

How Isis Became a Constellation
An Egyptian Legend

113

Why the Day Always Returns
A Myth from the Amazon Basin

119

Why Man Did Not Become Immortal
A Mesopotamian Legend

125

Why We Have Spit in Our Intestines
A Siberian Myth

131

How Japan Became the Land of the Rising Sun
A Legend from Japan

137

How Death Came to Stay
A Myth from Rwanda

141

Why the Bear's Tail Is Just a Stump
A Swedish Legend

145

The Balance between Life and Death
A Myth from Japan

151

Talking Brought Me Here
A Nigerian Legend

157

How Food Came to Be Cooked
A Myth from the Admiralty Islands in the Pacific Ocean

163

How Mount Fuji Became a Volcano
A Japanese Legend

169

How Whales, Seals and Fish Were Born
An Eskimo Myth

175

Acknowledgements

As reference pointers I have drawn from:

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion by John Dowson, Rupa & Co., India;

A Dictionary of World Mythology by Arthur Cotterell, Book Club Associates, London;

Swedish Folk Tales and Legends edited by Lone Thygesen Blecher and George Blecher, Pantheon Books, New York;

The Serpent Prince: Folktales from Northeastern Thailand told by Kermit Krueger, The World Publishing Company, New York and Cleveland;

Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy and Sister Nivedita, George G. Harrap & Company.

Dear Child,

Just as the myths and legends in this book are slowly losing their place in our lives, many animals too will soon disappear from our forests. With this book, it is my endeavour to do my little bit for keeping alive both the animals and the myths. I hope you will enjoy reading this collection of myths from around the world . . . and I'm sure you will treasure the thought that by buying this book you have helped in preserving some of the endangered species of Indian wildlife. [A certain amount of the sum you pay to acquire this book will go to the Wildlife Trust of India.]

I'm glad you have joined hands with me in this project.

Happy Reading.

Bangalore January 2004

Anita Nair

All the people on earth get together to push the sky up with giant poles because it is too low and they keep bumping their heads against it. The crafty snake gets to know God's secret message to man and becomes immortal by shedding its skin. An emperor's sorrow bursts forth as flames and lava and turns Mount Fuji into a volcano.

These are just some of the fantastic and magical myths and legends from all over the world—Africa to Japan and Thailand to Alaska—that have been brought together in this exquisite collection. Charming and simple, yet profound in their wisdom, the stories encompass a diverse range. Some recount unforgettable tales of love and adventure, of dutiful sons and scheming gods, of enchanted lands and giant serpents. Others tell us how the world was created, why the sun and moon never meet each other though they live in the same sky, how clouds appeared to save mankind from the sun's scorching rays, and why living creatures shed tears when they are in pain.

A Puffin Original

The Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends

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PUFFIN BOOKS THE PUFFIN BOOK OF WORLD MYTHS AND LEGENDS

Anita Nair is the author of the best-selling novels The Better Man and Ladies Coupé. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages around the world. This is her first book for children and is part of a two-book series on myths and legends.

The Puffin Book of

World Myths and Legends

ANITA NAIR

Illustrations by Sujasha Dasgupta

PUFFIN BOOKS

For Maitreya Joy to the world and me

And for Dhanush, Siddarth and Sugar

Contents  

Why People Began to Live in Houses
A Zambian Legend

1

The Story of Nanna, the Moon
A Mesopotamian Legend

5

How Marshlands Came to Be
A Siberian Myth

11

The Hungry Ghost
A Legend from Borneo

17

The Story of Dhruva
An Indian Myth

23

The Hare on the Moon
A Buddhist Myth from India

29

The Snake's Secret
An Ethiopian Legend

35

How the Sky Went So High
A NorthAmerican Legend

41

The Story of Taliesin
A Welsh Myth

47

Clouds in the Sky
A Papuan Myth

53

How the Ping River and Moon River Came to Be 59
A Thai Myth

Why All Living Creatures Began to Weep
A German Legend

67

Why the Warau Indians Seldom Bathe
A Guiana Legend

73

The Story of the Sun and the Moon
An Alaskan Myth

79

The Noble Dog
A Jataka Tale from India

85

Horus, the Dutiful Son
An Egyptian Legend

91

Ossian's Sorrow
An Irish Legend

97

Wishpoosh and Coyote
A North American Myth

103

The Eagle's Egg
A Finnish Myth

109

How Isis Became a Constellation
An Egyptian Legend

113

Why the Day Always Returns
A Myth from the Amazon Basin

119

Why Man Did Not Become Immortal
A Mesopotamian Legend

125

Why We Have Spit in Our Intestines
A Siberian Myth

131

How Japan Became the Land of the Rising Sun
A Legend from Japan

137

How Death Came to Stay
A Myth from Rwanda

141

Why the Bear's Tail Is Just a Stump
A Swedish Legend

145

The Balance between Life and Death
A Myth from Japan

151

Talking Brought Me Here
A Nigerian Legend

157

How Food Came to Be Cooked
A Myth from the Admiralty Islands in the Pacific Ocean

163

How Mount Fuji Became a Volcano
A Japanese Legend

169

How Whales, Seals and Fish Were Born
An Eskimo Myth

175

Acknowledgements

As reference pointers I have drawn from:

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion by John Dowson, Rupa & Co., India;

A Dictionary of World Mythology by Arthur Cotterell, Book Club Associates, London;

Swedish Folk Tales and Legends edited by Lone Thygesen Blecher and George Blecher, Pantheon Books, New York;

The Serpent Prince: Folktales from Northeastern Thailand told by Kermit Krueger, The World Publishing Company, New York and Cleveland;

Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy and Sister Nivedita, George G. Harrap & Company.

Dear Child,

Just as the myths and legends in this book are slowly losing their place in our lives, many animals too will soon disappear from our forests. With this book, it is my endeavour to do my little bit for keeping alive both the animals and the myths. I hope you will enjoy reading this collection of myths from around the world . . . and I'm sure you will treasure the thought that by buying this book you have helped in preserving some of the endangered species of Indian wildlife. [A certain amount of the sum you pay to acquire this book will go to the Wildlife Trust of India.]

I'm glad you have joined hands with me in this project.

Happy Reading.

Bangalore January 2004

Anita Nair

All the people on earth get together to push the sky up with giant poles because it is too low and they keep bumping their heads against it. The crafty snake gets to know God's secret message to man and becomes immortal by shedding its skin. An emperor's sorrow bursts forth as flames and lava and turns Mount Fuji into a volcano.

These are just some of the fantastic and magical myths and legends from all over the world—Africa to Japan and Thailand to Alaska—that have been brought together in this exquisite collection. Charming and simple, yet profound in their wisdom, the stories encompass a diverse range. Some recount unforgettable tales of love and adventure, of dutiful sons and scheming gods, of enchanted lands and giant serpents. Others tell us how the world was created, why the sun and moon never meet each other though they live in the same sky, how clouds appeared to save mankind from the sun's scorching rays, and why living creatures shed tears when they are in pain.

A Puffin Original

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