The sun sat at night in beautiful colors of oranges, pink and reds and the clouds became a glorious silver that filled the skies. Animals and human enjoyed this part of the day.
When the sun fell behind the earth, humans and animals feared the dark and cold of the night hid and hid in their homes and waited for the light of morning.
When the sun rose with the beautiful reds and oranges, everyone came out and with dance and greetings of thanks. The scary, dark night of cold was gone. Life went on; humans and animals hunted for foods, eat, and attended their babies.
The humans observed thunder and the streaks of light that cracked through the sky. At night, the sky light up like the day. While the humans watched the show, the animals hid in fear.
Sometimes the lightning sparked fire, HOT! DESTRUCTIVE! Afterward, the humans observed the cracked, charred, melted rocks left by the lightning bolt. The rocks were too hot to touch and cooled without fire.
Humans also observed hot glowing red lava melt stones, again too hot to touch. By the time the glowing stones cooled there was no fire. At night, these fires brought the light and heat of the day. The lava was impossible for the humans to capture and use.
The Human knew that gods controlled fire and lived in the volcanoes. The gods forged the glowing rocks into the gems and silver and gold ores into jewelry. These great treasures offered to their brothers and sisters. Man craved fire and the wealth the gods possessed.
Humans demanded, "We need fire now." In their greed, they forgot what one of the greatest masters and of many ancient Lords of All, Kaang, an African Bushman God, told his peoples:
"Fire is hungry and destructive. If humans use fire, fear and distrust will sour between humans and the animals. Fire will frighten the animals. The harmony will break. FIRE eats anything. Fire brings more trouble than good."
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Fire, the HungerRandom
Earth was created. Animals and humans lived in harmony, no fear among them. Day fill of warm and light, and life was lived. Night brought cold and dark, and human and animals hid in fear. From folktales and legends around the world, stories that tel...