The bonus item was another folktale from Dzid-Udur, LITANY OF THE WORRY BIRD (Click below for the full book PDF)
The Litany of the Worry Bird is one of the most compact
examples of Udu religious oral tradition. Consistent with other prayers, the majority of the litany is from
the first-person perspective of the speaker, who is
both metaphorically addressing a deity (the World
Creature, in this case taking on the form colloquially
known as the Worry Bird) and literally coexisting with
the deity (the neighbor). This duality is core to Udu
spirituality, and enables deity characters to be both
subjects and objects.
This story is meant to be heard, read aloud, read
together; anyone can begin, and anyone can choose
to participate in any of the stanzas. Many regional
variations have been recorded.