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Kar and the Rope between Sky and Earth


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(Nuer/Sudan)

Kar (Jakar), a Gaarwar ancestor, descended from heaven by a rope that connected the sky with a tamarind tree, probably the tree in Hang country beneath which mankind is said to have been created. He then cut the rope (sometimes it is a tree) between sky and earth so that another ancestor, War, could not return after being enticed down with the smell of roasted meat.

Subjects: Religion.


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