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Discovery of Princess Kaguya The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter ( 竹取物語 , Taketori Monogatari ? ) , also known as Princess Kaguya ( かぐや姫 , Kaguya Hime ? , 赫映姫) , is a 10th century Japanese folktale . It is considered the oldest extant Japanese narrative [ 1 ] [ 2 ] and an early example of proto- science fiction . [ 3 ] Specifically, it is among the first texts of any culture to imagine that the Moon is an inhabited world and describe travel between it and the Earth.
An elaborate Earth-Maker Story of Creation is a myth that comes from the Native Americans of California , also called the " Story of Creation ." This myth describes Earth-maker creating day and night, land, water, and all living things. Men and women were created out of soft clay into which Earth-Maker "breathed life".He also created the seas with his tears. The creation begins: