Write a fable about a vain phoenix who puts a curse on the land.
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HOW THE NIGHT CAME TO ERDAS- A NILOAN FABLE TOLD BY ASHES
Many years ago, there was a vain phoenix named Jua. Jua was massive, the size of all of Erdas, maybe bigger. She was the sun, and Erdas was touched by her sunlight. But Jua was vain, greedy, and treacherous, and she wanted to take everything for herself. She defeated the moon, Mwezi, and Jua cursed all of Erdas to stay in eternal daylight.
After three days, the moon, Mwezi, decided that Erdas, specifically Nilo, had suffered enough. The plants were dead or almost dead, the people had started dying, and the ocean, Bahari, had started drying up. Mwezi couldn't bear to see his once-kingdom dying.
So he asked the others what he should do. Moto, fire, said that he should challenge Jua to battle. Bahari, water, said Mwezi should calmly ask Jua to share night and day. Dunia, earth, said he should persuade Jua to let the people of Erdas have night. Finally, Hewa, air, suggested that Mwezi ask the people of Erdas what they wanted: night or day.
But Mwezi was a trickster, so he chose Dunia's plan. The dragon made a bet with the phoenix Jua. If Jua could dive into the ocean without turning to ashes, she could continue terrorizing the people with never ending day. However, if she did turn to ashes, Mwezi and Jua had to equally share night and day.
Being the vain phoenix she was, Jua accepted. She dove into the ocean and did not come out. She had lost the bet, and Mwezi could now give the people night. To this day, Mwezi and Jua still share night and day, and it will remain this way for eternity.