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The Raven in Creation
is the trickster
in the traditional creation myths
of the Tlingit
, and Tsimshian peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast
One version of the Raven creation myth begins when Raven was taught by his father, Kit-ka'ositiyi-qa to be a creator, but Raven was unsatisfied with the product. He created the world but was unable to give it light or water. On hearing that light could be found hidden in a far off land, Raven decided he would travel there and steal it. When he discovered that dwelling in the house of light was a young woman who lived there with her father, he played the first of many tricks. He turned himself into a speck of dirt and slipped into her drinking water and was swallowed. This made the daughter pregnant, and she gave birth to an unusual and fussy child who cried demanding to touch one of the bundles which had been stored hanging from the walls. The child was given one of the bags to quiet him, but when tired of playing with it he let it go, and it floated away from him and disappeared through the smoke hole. Once it reached the sky the bundle came undone and scattered stars across the sky. The child was given the second bundle to play with, and he let it too float away through the hole in the ceiling, and it released the moon. This would happen again with the third and last bundle, which flew away and became sunlight.
(born 1956), also known as Harun Yahya
, is an author and Islamic creationist
. In 2007, he sent thousands of unsolicited copies of his book, Atlas of Creation
, which advocates Islamic creationism
, to American scientists, members of Congress, and science museums. Oktar runs two organizations of which he is also the Honorary President: Bilim Araştırma Vakfı
("Science Research Foundation", BAV, established 1990), which promotes creationism and Milli Değerleri Koruma Vakfı
("Foundation to Protect National Values", established 1995) which claimed to promote Turkish nationalism
In the last two decades, Oktar has been involved in a number of legal cases, both as defendant and plaintiff.
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0800
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Iowa State Daily
Iowa State Daily
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:00:00 -0800
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