Maasai Research Paper

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The Maasai believe in one God whom they call Ngai and Ngai is the creator of all things. As Ngai created the world he split existence into the earth and the sky. Initially, all the cattle were in the sky with Ngai, but could not remain up there because the cows needed grass for survival. Therefore, Nagai sent the cattle to the Maasai through a rope created by a root from a fig tree. The Maasai were chosen as the protectors and gaurdians of cattle and were the first persons to receive all the cattle currently in the world (Issitt 307). According to Maasai, Dorobo, a warrior from another ethnic group cut the rope out of anger that his people did not receive any cattle from God and this produced a separation between sky and earth and stopped

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