In the beginning there was just water. There was no land on the entire planet so all of the animals lived in the sky. It was very, very, crowded.
One day they were wondering what was under the water. the beetle volunteered to explore it for solid ground. So he went down there to explore. Sadly he didn't find any solid ground. Then he went lower and found mud so he gathered the mud up and got it.
After he brought it up the mud became the earth! After that happened one of the animals attached the earth to the island with four ropes.