Extra listening: Native American creation myth

“There was another world before this one …” Thus begins a Lakota myth which explains how our world was created.

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Listen to the myth. While listening, find the correct ending to each of these sentences:

a)    The Creating Power …

  •     was pleased with the way the people behaved
  •     did not like how the people behaved
  •     was indifferent towards the people

b)    The only one who survived the flood was …

  •     Kangi the crow
  •     Terence the turtle
  •     a small boy

c)    The Creating Power selected four animals who were excellent …

  •     swimmers
  •     divers
  •     singers

d)    The Creating Power made new land out of …

  •     wood
  •     mud
  •     stone

e)    He then created men and women and told them to …

  •     live in harmony with all living things
  •     destroy his sacred pipe
  •     beware of the turtle’s magic powers
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