Comparison Between the Navajo and Egyptian Creation Myths

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Before this world existed, the First World lay in darkness and emptiness with the exception of six beings.
They were First Man, First Woman, Salt Woman, Fire God, Coyote and Begochiddy, the child of the Sun.
Begochiddy first created four mountains- white in the east, blue in the south, yellow in the west and black in the north. But there was still no light. The first beings grew tired of this and decided to leave the First World.
At the center of the First World, Begochiddy planted an enormous seed which grew into a tall, hollow reed.
He then gathered all his creations and crawled inside. The reed grew out of the First World and into the Second.
The second world was light and blue.
When the first beings emerged from the reed they found a nicer place to live, but already occupied by the Cat
People.
The First Beings and the Cat People fought for years and years.
But in the end they couldn’t overcome their differences. Again Begochiddy collected his Beings and returned to the hollow reed.
The reed grew on and on into the Third World.
The Third World was yellow; beautiful and full of light.
The First Beings rejoiced and built camps and had many children. Begochiddy created rivers and lakes and mountains and all kinds of animals and birds. The First Men and Women lived there happily.
One day as Coyote was walking along the river he found a baby, the child of the Water Monster of the Third
World.
Coyote stole the baby and hid him under his blanket.
When the Water Monster discovered his son was missing, he was furious. He sent vast rainstorms from all directions and flooded the Third World.
Begochiddy and his creations ran back to the hollow reed to escape, and forced Coyote to give back the baby.
But it was too late. The Third World was entirely flooded.
Finally the waters rose to the base of the Fourth World.
Locust helped carve a hole into the…...

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