Ekoi Creation Myth
(The Ekoi are a tribe in southern Nigeria.) In the beginning there were two gods, Obassi Osaw and Obassi Nsi.
The two gods created everything together. Then Obassi Osaw decided to live in the sky and Obassi Nsi decided to live on the earth.
The god in the sky gives light and moisture, but also brings drought and storms.
The god of the earth nurtures, and takes the people back to him in the sky, when they die.
One day long ago, Obassi Osaw made a man and a woman, and placed them upon the earth.
They knew nothing so Obassi Nsi taught them about planting and hunting to get food.