Cursed By Sun
Horse Cursed By Sun
IT is said that once Sun was on earth, and caught Horse to ride it. But it was unable to bear his weight, and therefore Ox took the place of Horse, aud carried Sun on its back. Since that time Horse is cursed in these words, because it could not carry Sun's weight:
From to-day thou shalt have a [certain] time of dying.
Since that day Horse's [certain] time of dying commenced.
The text came from:
Honey, James A. South African Folk-tales. New York: Baker & Taylor Company, 1910.