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Creation Of The Mortal World

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In the beginning there was no earth or solid land, nothing but a vast primeval ocean. One day the lord, looking down from heaven, could not help worrying about mankind to be created. He looked around and suddenly caught sight of a huge golden toad floating on the water. He snatched up a handful of soil from some other place and then scattered it on the toad's back, but to his disappointment the scared creature quickly dived into the water. He waited with the bow bent and the arrow fixed. As soon as the golden toad came up to the surface, the arrow whistled and shot it through the waist. The toad tumbled in pains until it was finally lying on its back on the water.

Keywords:China; golden toad; Myths



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