Long ago the moon (Mitien) used to be a very bad greedy fellow.

He would rob people and steal their meat. One day he was climbing a tree to look for grubs (Dakum) ; he was trying to get higher and higher when two clever men came upon him. Mitien said to the men,  “Go away all this Dakum is mine you cannot have any.” The clever men saw there was a big rock next to the tree and said to Mitien, “Climb onto that big rock ; you will be able to see better and climb higher from there.”

He climbed onto that rock and when he did so the clever men used their magic to make the rock disappear high up into the sky to where it remains today.

 

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