A Marriage Blessed by the Sun – Page 2

The bird spread its tiny wings, opened its bright black eyes and looked at the god Maya. Fearing that its tiny size and long beak would put it at a disadvantage, the Great God made sure it could fly in every direction so that it could feed on flower nectar, good food that no other bird could easily access. Then, with a breath of air, he sent the little bird to find a place where it could live. The Mayan people called this tiniest of birds, the Dzunuume, because when it flew, the air that passed through its feathers produced a sound that resembled dzu-nu-ume, dzu-nu-ume.
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