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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 38

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.


It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, are altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.


This book 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, on map. HINT – use Google maps.


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




Mixtec Creation Story - Cover

Mixtec Creation Story – Cover