For a long time there was nothing but light. Our world knew no darkness. We had peace and harmony. Until Oumai gave birth to a son, Star Child. The boy loved to play and cause mischief, nothing malicious, but he just liked to poke a bit of fun. It wasn't long until he poked a bit too hard and Red Sun, his older sister, became very angry. She was not amused by his antics and pleaded with Oumai, me, the mother of all, and Wahai'pe, father of all, to punish Star Child for misbehaving.
Wahia'pe in all his misguided wisdom agreed with Red Sun. He thought Star Child needed to answer for his minor indiscretions. Wahia'pe came to me. He bowed and remained knelt in my presence. He spoke softly, "My Goddess, I love our son, the beautiful Star Child, but he is reeking havoc and causing disharmony between the other children, Red Sun and Small Moon agree that something must be done to reign in their younger brother."
"How quickly they forget their own naïvety and youthful exuberance," I said.
"My Goddess, I know your words to be true, what would you have me do?"
"I would have you love Star Child as I do, and drop this matter."
"Yes, My Goddess," replied Wahia'pe never looking up. He backed out of the room keeping his head to the ground.
Not but a moment later Star Child appeared to me.
"Have you been here long?" I asked.
"No," Star Child replied sheepishly.
"What would make you happy dear boy?"
"I want somewhere to play mother, it is so boring here. And no one seems to like me. Red Sun and Small Moon keep picking on me and most of the time I get blamed for their foolishness."
"Oh, Star Child. You must accept responsibility for your own actions, before you go blaming anyone else for theirs."
"I just want to play," said Star Child with a sigh and then he left.
The next morning, I, Oumai, woke to find my pure carbon head piece had disappeared. I looked high and low. It wasn't long before Red Sun came to me.
"Mother," said Red Sun in a vengeful tone.
"Yes," I said calmly.
"Star Child has run off with all of my robes, he has taken Small Moons shoes, and Wahia'pe's bow."
"Where did he take them?"
"We don't know, everyone is out looking for him," said Red Sun.
"Then we shall too."
After an hour of searching we still turned up nothing. Weeks passed. Months passed. Time went on and on....
One day, Star Child returned.
"Star Child," I said to him, "where have you been?"
"Playing mother, why did you not come for me?"
"I did but I figured you would return on your own. Did you bring back our things?"
"No mother. I sold them."
In that moment, I knew Star Child had gone too far.
"You stole from us Star Child. While I may forgive the stealing, I cannot forgive your thoughtlessness in selling our items."
Red Sun and Wahia'pe appeared.
With the darkness and jealousy created by my favor to Star Child he was cast to a tiny rock on the outskirts of the universe, called Earth.
Over time Star Child fell in love with an Earth Woman, Niimu, and they had many children, all of whom, loved to play.