The World on the Turtle's back
Terms in this set (13)
Which tribe wrote TWOTTB
Under what genre does this story fall?
How does the opening paragraph compare to Genesis?
It says "In the beginning" because they are explaining how the world began.
How was the Great Tree supposed to be treated?
Compare the actions of the Women in the story and Eve.
When Eve was sent out there was a feeling of guilt which gave us original sin. The native Americans did not believe in original sin.
Who was the man in this story?
He was a supernatural creature.
Each arrow represented what?
The twin. A sharp arrow & a dull arrow.
What does the birth of the twins represent?
The nature of man
What was created from the death of the mother?
Corn the bean and the squash. (The 3 sisters)
How is the behavior of the twins indicative of the Native American philosophy?
Balance and Harmony. That the land is sacred.
Explain the difference between the right and left twin.
The right twin ruled daytime. The left twin ruled night. The right handed twin was honest while the left lied.
How do the twins represent the yin/yang?
They represent the good in the bad and the bad in the good.
What happened to each twin at the end of the story?
The left twin fell under the world and holds up the night. The right twin rules the day, he cut his grandma's head off and made it the moon.