something reminded me of this story (must've been an image I guess, though I don't recall which and where I've seen it...) and as I own the book where the story is told (it's a story IN the story "Watership Down" by Richard Adams - I just decided to share it now. 'cause I love it so much. The animated film made me fall in love with it at first 'cause it's so very sad and very beautiful.
(This kind of creation-myth is told by one of the rabbits in this tale. for most of the characters of the book are rabbits)
from chapter 6 of Watership Down by Richard Adams:
"The Story of the Blessing of El-ahrairah
Why should he think me cruel
Or that the is betrayed?
I’d have him love the thing that was
Before the world was made
W.B. Yeats A Woman Young and Old
‘Long ago, Frith made the wolrd. He made all the stars too and the world is one of the stars. He made them by scattering his droppings over the sky and this is why the grass and the trees grow thick on the world. Frith makes the brooks flow. They follow him as he goes through the sky and when he leaves the sky they look for him all night. Frith made all the animals and birds, but when he first made them they were all the same. The sparrow and the kestrel were friends and they both ate seeds and flies. And the fox and the rabbit were friends and they both ate grass. And there was plenty of grass and plenty of flies, because the world was new and Frith shone down bright and warm all day.
Now El-ahrairah was among the animals in those days and he had many wives. He had so many wives that there was no one counting them and the wives had so many young that even Frith could not count them and they ate the grass and the dandelions and the lettuces and the clover and El-ahrairah was the father of them all. … After a time the grass began to grow thin and the rabbits wandered everywhere, multiplying and eating as they went.
Then Frith said to El-ahrairah, “Prince Rabbit, if you cannot control you people, I shall find ways to control them. So mark what I say.” But El-ahrairah would not listen and he said to Frith, “My people are the strongest in the world, for they breed faster and eat more than any of the other people. And this shows how much they love Lord Frith, for of all the animals they are the most responsive to his warmth and brightness. You must realize, my lord, how important they are and not hinder them in their beautiful lives.”
this is the myth as it's been animated in the film (1978)
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