This fable is a story of revenge, deceit, magic, and other wondrous events, with a final pathos: "standing for a few moments over the body of their slain father, [the daughters] sang the death-song, and danced the death-dance, whirling in giddy circles about the dead hero, and wailing with despair, until they sank down and expired."

So the youth was taught to have twelve in the dance, six gods and six goddesses, with Hasjelti to lead them. He was told to have his people make masks to represent the gods. So the youth returned to his brothers, carrying with him all songs, all medicines, and clothing ~ a fable from the Navajo of New Mexico.


The story that follows speaks of Makite, fortunate to have married a woman with many brothers but terrible hunter, forced into exile destined to explore the lands to the south, the lands of the dwarfs and the inland folk a tale from the Inuit.