Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Tongva People

The creation story of the Tongva stems from the god Quaoar, which means creator.
Quaoar comes into being through chaos. He was sad that there was so much emptiness so he began to dance around and sang a creation song. from his song, other gods came to life; the God of Sky, Goddess of the Earth, Grandfather Sun, and Grandmother Moon.

All these gods began to dance together and even more beings were birthed. All these divine gods and goddesses danced and sang the creation song and created everything else in existence that we know today. The sea, mountains, plants, animals, and of course the first man and woman.

To read this story in more detail you can visit this website:
Tongva Creation Story

This creation story is based around song and dance, which the tribe still holds very sacred today. They believe that dance is a way of creating harmony with the earth, dealing with emotions, and celebrating.

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