Doondari's Three Descents to Earth

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(Fulani/Mali, Senegal)

Doondari was the creator.

In the beginning, Doondari descended to the earth and created a stone, which created iron, which created fire, which created water, which created air. Doondari, having again descended to the earth, shaped those five elements into man. Because man was proud, Doondari created blindness. When blindness became too proud, Doondari overcame it by creating sleep. When sleep became too proud, Doondari created worry. When worry became too proud, Doondari created death. When death became too proud, Doondari descended a third time, and, as Gueno, the eternal one, he defeated death. See also: Gueno.

Subjects: Religion.

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