When Moon and Sun fell out

In the days of our first Grandfather, Moon and Sun lived on the Earth, on the great plains where the Sioux Nation dwelled. Like many other humans living on Earth, one fine day they started talking and ended up arguing. Moon said,

“I bring the people together but you split them up. When you appear, some go off fishing, others go hunting and the people are not together.”

“But in that way,” replied Sun, “the Nation becomes greater — they get to places where they have not been before — that's why I disperse them.”

But Moon was not convinced.

“You too go away, you leave and abandon them in the darkness. And in the darkness they can't fish or hunt.”

And then Sun spoke to the Sioux Nation,

“I see you from above. I will watch over all your work.”

And then Moon said to them,

“I also live above, to light your way. I bring you together when darkness falls. You will sleep tranquilly. We will walk along the path, one behind the other. I will guide your steps.”

And Moon and Sun never argued again.

Text: Koldo Izagirre

Translation: Joe Linehan

Voice: Tim Nicholson

This is the story about Moon and Sun — casting light all the way from the land of the Sioux Nation

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