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Story: |kaggen (the Mantis) and the Moon: creation of the latter (version 2)


|kaggen (the Mantis) and the Moon: creation of the latter (version 2)


Wilhelm Bleek notebooks


The Moon is created from a long white wing-feather of the Ostrich. After |kaggen (the Mantis) breaks the eland's gall and it blinds him, he crawls, feeling his way to the place of the Ostrich, where he finds a feather. He throws it into the sky so that it may become the Moon and light the ground for him to see in the darkness.


1) p.997v: |han≠kass'o heard this story from his maternal grandmother (≠kammi) and mother (|xabbi-an); a note on this version of the story; |kaggen was formerly a man; a note on the eland's gall which belonged to the eland |kaggen had made, 2) p.998v: The vlei (or place ) where the ostrich play, eat, assemble and sleep, and its |xam name, 3) p.999v: note on the feather that comes from the wing of the bird (the ostrich), 4) This story is found in Book X


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


25 October 1879 (started)


|kaggen (the Mantis), Celestial bodies and aeroscopy


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