Native American Personification

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Native Americans can be interpreted in many different ways, and can often times be very similar. In "The Women Who Fell From the Sky" a young women and her mother fell from the sky. They landed on a turtle's back and started to create a world. The young women later gave birth to two boys, Little Sprout and Flint. The boys finished creating the world on the turtle's back. In "The Sky Tree" a woman's husband falls sick, so in order to make him better she must go to the great tree. The tree falls through a hole in the sky, therefore the women jumped through the sky. She then created a world on the turtle's back with the help of many other animals. Although "The Women Who Fell From the Sky" and "The Sky Tree" were written by different tribes, they …show more content…
The beaver states to the ancient woman, "You are the one who saw this happen. Tell us what to do" ("The Sky Tree"). This is proof of personification. Beavers are not able top speak to humans. After the young woman gave birth to her children it was stated that "the first born, who was of a reddish color, was called Othagwenda, that is Flint. The other, who was light in color, was called Djuskaha, that is, the Little Sprout" ("The Woman Who Fell From the Sky"). It is obvious this is symbolism. Flint represented evil, because he created the things in the west that made it difficult for people to live. Meanwhile, Little Sprout represented good, he created things in the east that made it easier for natives to live. In both myths there was a protagonist. The protagonist can be seen as the turtle. He allowed all the women to create a world upon his back.
In "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky" and "The Sky Tree" it is explained how the earth was created, the workings of the natural world, and it is noticeable that each used many literary devices. It is shown that women had a large part in creating the world for many tribes. They also often times had to do with living on a turtle's back. All in all, it is evident that even if myths are not written by the same tribe, they can have many similar