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The Creation Story of the Mixtecs - A Creation Story from Ancient Mexico: Baba Indaba Childrens Stories Issue 038

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In Issue 38 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Mixtec story of creation and the flood. The Mixtecs were the ancestors of the Mexicans. Baba tells the story of how the gods lived in peace and harmony at Apoala, which translates as “Place where the Heavens Stood” and how their sons, named Wind-Nine-Snake (Viento de Neuve Culebras) and Wind-Nine-Cave (Viento de Neuve Cavernas) prayed for land to appear.

Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.

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