When ice began to melt, three black seeds from the first poppy fell. Old Candamu, the Bent- Back, took them and sowed them in the land of his house. He watched and waited, but they did not sprout. “What ails you, Old Candamu?” asked Pisuerga, the Mother-River, the Giver of Life.
"The Legend of Halmonga,"
The Mythic Circle: Vol. 2021:
43, Article 20.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mcircle/vol2021/iss43/20
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