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The story the Sefadare tell their children:
In the beginning of time, the Goddess lived with her two sons. They wished to provide all things for her comfort, so one autumn at harvest time, each brought her the fruits of his labor. Sefa, who was a farmer, brought her corn and vegetables; Kuni, who was a herder, brought her goat meat and milk.

The Goddess was pleased with both gifts, but greatly delighted with Sefa's, and she chose to take him as her lover. Kuni grew furious with jealousy and killed his brother. Grief-stricken, the Goddess cursed Kuni to always wander the world, never settling in one place.

But in the spring, Sefa lived again, growing up with his corn in the field. And the Goddess, and his people, rejoiced.

The story the Kunidare tell their children:
In the beginning of time, the Goddess lived with her two sons. They wished to provide all things for her comfort, so one autumn at harvest time, each brought her the fruits of his labor. Kuni, who was a herder, brought her goat meat and milk; Sefa, who was a farmer, brought her corn and vegetables.

The Goddess was pleased with both gifts, but greatly delighted with Kuni's, and she chose to take him as her lover. Sefa grew furious with jealousy and killed his brother. Grief-stricken, the Goddess cursed Sefa to grow roots, never to see new sights or learn new tales.

But in the spring, Kuni lived again, born with his goats in the field. And the Goddess, and his people, rejoiced.

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