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art creates our world
art reflects our world
the capital letters in art IS spell out creation stories from cultures and religions from around the world
you are the god of your twitter site
you have followers
you can block, ban and excommunicate followers
people you do not follow try to get your attention by invoking your name
you listen to the people you follow
you are a part of the art


"J. MacLean recorded this myth from the Blood Tribe of the Blackfoot Indian Confederacy (including the Peigan, Blackfoot, and Blood tribes) in Alberta, Canada, in the early 1880s." - Sproul, Barbara C. Primal Myths: Creating the World. San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.


NAPIOA, the Old Man, floated upon a log in the waters, and had with him four animals: Mameo, the fish; Matcekupis, the frog; Maniskeo, the lizard; and Spopeo, the turtle. He sent them down into the waters in the order named, to see what they could find. The first three descended, but never returned; the turtle, however, arose with his mouth full of mud. Napioa took the mud from the mouth of the turtle, rolled it around in the hollow of his hand, and in this manner made the earth, which fell into the waters, and afterward grew to its present size.

There was only one person named Napioa. He lived in the world when the people who dwelt with him had two heads. He did not make these people, although he made the world, and how they came upon the earth no one knows. The Blood do not know where Napioa came from. They do not know whether he was an Indian or not. He was not the ancestor of the Blackfeet, but the Creator of the Indian race. He was double-jointed. He is not dead, but is living in a great sea in the south. He did not make the white people, and the Indians do not know who made them.

After he made the earth, he first made a woman. Her mouth was slit vertically, and he was not satisfied, so he closed it, and recut it in the same shape as it has remained till to-day. Afterward he made several


YouTube playlist featuring videos used in the second creation story of @art_IS_


"From the third to the sixth century A.D., particulary in southern China, a popular creation myth centered around the immense and generative power and fertility of the god P'an Ku." - Sproul, Barbara C. Primal Myths: Creating the World. San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.







YouTube playlist featuring videos used in the first creation story of @art_IS_

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