Why the sun and the moon live in the sky ( African folktale )


 Long, long ago the" Sun "and his wife "Moon" lived on the earth.
Water was a very good friend of Sun. The Sun often paid a visit to water .They spent good time with each other . One day the Sun said to Water, "O my dear friend, I regularly come to visit you and meet you but you never visited me , please come to my place some day It would be great pleasure for me and and my wife to have you as a guest". Water said, " Look , you are my friend and I do not want to trouble you and your wife, when I will visit your place my  people will also come with me and you and your wife will have to drive out. I can visit you at only one condition if you build a very big compound ". Sun assured Water that he would build a very large house with a very big compound for Water and his people .
                                       

 Sun returned to his home and asked his beautiful wife Moon
"O beloved, will you help me to build a large place so that my friend water and his people could visit us ." Moon answered, "Why not ? I will help you my dear." They started building a large compound.



When the compound was built Sun invited Water .Next day Water went to Sun's place and before entering he asked the Sun "Can I come in, are you sure ?" "Yes ! my dear friend please come in.", Sun said to water.Water entered in the compound and with him all the water animals and fishes also entered.
"Do you still want me to keep coming will it be safe for you?" Water asked . "Yes please come .",Sun said. Water continued flowing in with all fishes and animals . Soon the water level reached up to the neck of Sun and Moon . "Now what do you think ? Should I still keep coming ?". "Yes , please!" ,Sun said . More water flowed in.
Sun and his wife went to the top of the house.Again W
ater asked the same question and got the same answer by the Sun.Water overflowed the top and there was no place left for sun and moon. They had to go into the sky and are still there.   

                                         African folktale retold by -Aunt Mary

11 comments:

  1. The reason why we have so many fishes and water creatures! A beautiful folktale, Aunt Mary.

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    1. Thank you so much Ric , for visit and read :)

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  2. You are so good in telling stories. And they are very nice too with moral lessons:)
    Have a nice weekend:)

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    1. Thank you very much Joy for the kind words :)

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  3. There is no reason to blame water...

    It asked to be allowed to get in several times, maybe Sun and Moon thought they were big enough!

    I enjoyed your tale!

    Thank you, Auntie!

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    1. Yes you are right , thank's a lot Od :)

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  4. What a lovely tale, thank you for sharing it Aunt Mary.

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  5. Nice work. U stories reminds me of "Dada Dadi ki Kahani" :)

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    1. That is so sweet of you , thank's a lot :)

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