Ghost Ride

The Ghost Ride is told by followers of Yaj Yeeb. It is a variant of the common Wu-Yu myth of the Descent of Wu-Yu. Wu-Yu, the mother of all, was troubled by the many forms of suffering experienced by her children. She withdrew from her consort Thauma and refused his affections. The fertility of the earth began to suffer as a consequence: crops failed, and no new life was born. Finally, the moon goddess Bharata led her to the abode of the sleeping Maha-Meng, he who dreams the world. There, Wu-Yu laid down and entered into Maha-Meng’s dream. What she experienced was a terrifying march of ghosts riding wildly through the night. Upon waking she was filled with an inexplicable sense of lightness and elation. She returned home, shared her bed with Thauma, and life once again flourished in the world. Her rejuvenation is a mystery that cannot be understood, only experienced.

Ghost Ride

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