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From the Ted Talk by Bill Keegan: The Taino myth of the cursed creator

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One day, three of the brothers stumbled upon a house. In the house lived an elder named Bayamanacao, and he invited them in. When Deminan caught up slightly later, he followed them into the hsuoe. Bayamanacao told the brothers he was their grandfather and gave them a gift of sacipel cassava bread. He revealed their family lineage to them: their mother had been the erath Mother Goddess ibiti Cahubaba and had died when they were born. The brothers were grateful for his hospitality and insight into their past.

Open Cloze

One day, three of the brothers stumbled upon a house. In the house lived an elder named Bayamanacao, and he invited them in. When Deminan caught up slightly later, he followed them into the _____. Bayamanacao told the brothers he was their grandfather and gave them a gift of _______ cassava bread. He revealed their family lineage to them: their mother had been the _____ Mother Goddess _____ Cahubaba and had died when they were born. The brothers were grateful for his hospitality and insight into their past.

Solution

  1. house
  2. special
  3. earth
  4. itibi

Original Text

One day, three of the brothers stumbled upon a house. In the house lived an elder named Bayamanacao, and he invited them in. When Deminan caught up slightly later, he followed them into the house. Bayamanacao told the brothers he was their grandfather and gave them a gift of special cassava bread. He revealed their family lineage to them: their mother had been the Earth Mother Goddess Itibi Cahubaba and had died when they were born. The brothers were grateful for his hospitality and insight into their past.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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celestial realm 2

Important Words

  1. bayamanacao
  2. born
  3. bread
  4. brothers
  5. cahubaba
  6. cassava
  7. caught
  8. day
  9. deminan
  10. died
  11. earth
  12. elder
  13. family
  14. gave
  15. gift
  16. goddess
  17. grandfather
  18. grateful
  19. hospitality
  20. house
  21. insight
  22. invited
  23. itibi
  24. lineage
  25. lived
  26. mother
  27. named
  28. revealed
  29. slightly
  30. special
  31. stumbled
  32. told