Thursday, 25 June 2009
Narrative of "How fire came to Samoa" rewritten by Keren
A very long time ago, on an island in Samoa there lived a couple and their young son called Ti’i’ti. In those days they ate food raw.
On the island there also lived the earthquake god Mafuie. Her home was in the under ground world where fire was continually burning.
Every day before sunrise Ti’i’ti’s dad went over huge hills. Once Ti’i’ti followed him and they made it to the very rocky mountain. His father Talaga said “Divide. It is me Talaga here to work”. Then his naughty son ate a piece of crisp fruit and chucked a piece of fruit at his dad’s back. Mafuie chased after him and Ti’i’ti decided to use some wrestling moves on him and Ti’i’ti destroyed Mafuie.
Mafuie promised to give them fire. From that day onwards Samoans had fire and ate cooked food.