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There is told of a wonderful rain bull that grazes in the reeds at the
sources of springs. To make the ground fruitful you have to stalk and lassoed
around its horns with a leather rope. This rope had to be bewitched by a
medicine man or else it would not be strong enough to hold the bull.
When the bull is caught it has to be led across the ground that has to
be fruitful. When it starts raining the bull has to be killed and cut up
into pieces. The pieces have to be thrown on the places where the rain must
fall. In these places the food would be in abundance.
It is also told that you should not anger the rain bull, as this would
cause rainstorms and thunder. If you want a gentle rain moistening the earth
the bull has to be kept calm at all times.
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