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Creation Of The World

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This chapter is about the creation of the world by Goddess Mai Deer. At the very moment when heaven was about to form, earth to grow, and all creatures to reproduce themselves, the whole world was struck by a cruel catastrophe in the form of a torrential flood submerging and destroying all life in the universe. Ages later Goddess Mai Deer came down to the world for inspection, to find on the blue waters only the top of Mount Sumeru, the highest mountain on earth leading to heaven. Then, she caught sight of a group of people living in a cave near to the top of the mountain. Out of compassion Mai Deer sent two deities, one male and the other female, to bring them light. The male deity, named Sun, is on duty during daytime. The female deity, called Moon, works during the night, giving off white light.

Keywords: creation; Goddess Mai Deer; Moon; Mount Sumeru; Sun; world

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