The 3 pts of "Thakane and Her Father". **Show how the 2nd and 3rd parts comment on the 1st
Pt 1: Father wishes to destroy his daughter, Thakane for cutting into the milk tree. Pt 2: Ogres destroy all girl children Pt 3: Calcified heart of Thakane's father destroys all living things **For each pt, the punishment doesn't fit the crime.
Mythic Element: "Lion-child and Cow-Child"
Pt 3 is mythic: Cow-child becomes God.
Mythic Element: "The Two-Brothers"
-Wife created by Gods and is carrying out their will. -Bata becomes a Pharoah (part god, part human) -the heavenly origins of cultural tradition
Mythic Element: "The Python's Shining Stone"
-Tale, but turns into myth -Moon is God's gift of generosity
Mythic Element: "Mantis Creates an Eland"
-Manitis is a dualistic God --> Creation of Moon: must hunt to survive. (God's magnificance) --> Creation of darkness (God's anger/punishment)
"The Romance of the Fox" : Role of the older brother
-Negative Past -he is a false hero: cast boy into pit: takes credit