The origin of death is a theme in the myths of many cultures death is a universal feature of human life so stories about its origin appear to be universal in human cultures 1 as such it is a form of cosmological myth a type of myth that explains the origins of a culture and the problems that faces it 2. African creation stories the origin of life and death african creation myths london heinemann 1966 how the world was created from a drop of milk at the beginning there was a huge drop of milk and gueno defeated death a fulani story mali tortoises men and stones. Taken from the back of the origin of life and death african creation myths heinemann 1966 ulli beier is an associate professor in the department of extra mural studies of the university of ibadan. This story comes from the kono people of guinea like many african stories it is as concerned with the origin of death as with the origin of life and with the origin of the many races that inhabit the earth. This is a collection of creation myths from west east central and north africa
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