Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunjata Epic: The Lion Awakens

After the death of the King, his first wife made sure her son became king. After the Queen mother insulted Sogolon because her seven year old son still could not walk and bring her baobab leaves, Sogolon had an emotional breakdown.  Her son told her that today he would walk. He got a iron rod and with a mighty heave he stood up. He walked to a small baobab tree and pulled it up from the roots and carried it his mother. He declared to her now all the women must come to her door to get baobab leaves.  His Griot announced to all the the village "Beware the Lion had awaken!" From that day on all the boys in the village became his friend and wanted to play and hunt with him.

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