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by Daniel A. Kelin, II
The trickster, Letao, was born from Wulep's head, along with his brother Jemeluit (rainbow). They were born on the magical island called Eb. Letao then accidentally created all the rest of the islands by stealing a basket of dirt from his father. The basket had a hole in it and spilled dots of dirt across the ocean, thus creating the Marshall Islands. The discarded basket became the island of Kili. He is also responsible for introducing fire to the islands.

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