coyote goes to the land of the dead
a native american myth
it is a bitter winter, filled with sickness and death. coyote's wife died, and he wept. eagle tried to cheer him, but still coyote wept. his lonely howls filled the night
spring will soon be here...
one day, the death spirit came to the coyote and told him that they could take him to where his wife has gone, but he would have to follow the spirit's exact instructions.
the spirit held a feather so the coyote could see it during the day
the coyote did exactly what the spirit did, and eventually was met by the spirits of his loved ones, and they talked and danced
one day the spirit came back to the coyote and his family telling him that he must leave, the coyote protested but the spirit told him that he could bring his wife back as long as he followed her for five days up five mountains. and on the sixth day, the coyote and his wife would be together again
on the fifth day, on the fifth mountain. the coyote was impatient and hugged his wife
his wife dissapeared and the death spirit came back to tell him that thanks to him, no spirits can come back no matter what and that none of this would have happened had he been patient
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