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Perpendicular

Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large ...

Nun and the Rope to Earth

Nun and the Rope to Earth (Mondari, Mandari/Sudan)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of African Mythology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

...to Earth (Mondari, Mandari/Sudan) Nun is a creator and protector spirit. The cosmos and the world are the work of the creator. The ancestral spirits, Nutu Ko Kak, visit the people from time to time and receive offerings of food. The earth and sky were originally joined by a perpendicular rope, allowing the creator and men to pass at will from the one to the other. In this primordial universe, the lower part, the earth, lacked natural and social diversity. The rope was eventually severed after the sin of fratricide was committed, and earth and the parts...

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