THE ANCIENT MYTH OF
SUHA AND THE ARK
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Suha and the Ark.
In the words of the Pima Indians of Arizona, the father
of mankind was the butterfly, Cherwit Make. With the sweat of his own brow he
made man. The people multiplied but soon became selfish and fought among
themselves. Cherwit Make could not stand the thought of what he created was
turning into. He decided to drown everything living thing. He sent the north
wind to tell them to be honest and to live at peace. Suha, the prophet,
interpreted the voice in the north wind and the people said he was a fool and
did not listen. That evening, the east wind came with the same message but added
that if they did not listen he the ruler of heaven would destroy all of them if
they did not listen to his warning. Suha once again gave the message to the
They still not listen and made fun of the prophet.
That evening the west wind gave the same warning which of Suha relayed. The
people just ignored all that Suha had to say, saying that he was a fool and did
not change their ways. On the fourth evening, the south wind came to visit but
only to Suha and whispered into his ear. The wind told Suha to build an ark from
a hollow ball of spruce gum and to enter into the ark on a certain day. Suha and
his wife listened to the wind and built a large round ark. In the ark they
placed jars of nuts, acorn meal, bear meat, venison meat, and water.
On the day the south wind had instructed, Suha and
his wife looked down at the rest of the people and at the beauty they could see
all around knowing this was the last day any of this would remain. A hand of
fire came forth from a cloud and it smote the Blue Cliffs with a loud bang, this
was the signal for Suha and his wife to enter into the ark. Rain came down from
the heavens so hard, fast, and furious for days. Suha and his wife were tossed
to and from on a world turned into nothing but water as far as the eye could
Finally one day, the ark stopped. Suha stepped
outside the ark and ate from a tuna cactus which was the only thing in sight
except for water. They retreated back into the ark and slept. They slept for a
very long time, no one knows the exact length of time it could have one night or
one year, however, when they awoke and stepped from the ark the water was gone.
When they left the ark they knew they were on Superstition Mountains and birds
They made a home in the valley and lived for a
thousand years multiplying the earth once more.
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