Makiritare creation myth

The woman and the man dreamed that God was dreaming about them.

    God was singing and clacking his maracas as he dreamed his dream in a cloud of tobacco smoke, feeling happy but shaken by doubt and mystery.

    The Makiritare Indians know that if God dreams about eating, he gives fertility and food.  If God dreams about life, he is born and gives birth.

    In their dream about God’s dream, the woman and the man were inside a great shining egg, singing and dancing and kicking up a fuss because they were crazy to be born.  In God’s dream happiness was stronger than doubt and mystery.  So dreaming, God created them with a song:

    ‘I break this egg and the woman is born and the man is born.  And together they will live and die.  But they will be born again.  They will be born and die again and be born again.  They will never stop being born, because death is an lie.