March 21, 2011

Totem Pole a creation story.

The Blue-eyed Bear tells this creation story. You see Bears were the first creatures to walk on the earth. They were made from a lump of mud pulled up from the depths of the Earth herself  by the star nosed mole and shaped by the industry of the of the humble bee. Thats why to this day all bears love honey and are great diggers.

After a while the first Bears got real hunger and went down to the sea in search of some sweet fish meat. Well, those first Bears ate so many fish that they almost became fish themselves. And that is why to this day all bears love  seafood and are great swimmers.

After swimming for along while with the great cod fish, the first Bears and cod fish formed a creature that was half bear and half, well fish. At least this creature didn’t have much hair on its body but otherwise it had hands and feet like a bear but with no claws like a fish. Oh and its hairless body was green! And to this day you can see the ancestors of some of these creatures with their little hands and feet and hairless bodies. They are called frogs.

Others of these green creature followed the first Bears out on to the land when the Bears decided it was time to return and feast on the splendor of the Earth. You see, Bears to this day are always hungry.

The green creatures had a hard time adjusting to life on land. Because of their beginnings in the sea they could not see well with their eyes or hear with their ears so they made plaintive cries to the first Bears for help. Since this creature was part bear the first Bears felt obliged to find a remedy so that the green creatures could live on the land. And to this day you will find that Bears are very attentive to the cries of their offspring.

It just happened that night was falling and the first Bears spotted Little Owl. Little Owl had keen sight an great hearing so that she could hunt on land in the dark of night. The first Bears ask the Little Owl to give the gift of good sight and hearing to the green creatures from the Sea so that they too could hunt on land and make a living. But Little owl had a price. You see she had no voice. So for the gift of good sight and hearing she was given the plaintive cries of the green creature from the Sea. And to this day you can still hear Little Screech Owl’s own plaintive cry.

As time passed the green creatures became quite a good hunter on land. Their sight and hearing wasn’t quit as keen as the owl’s but it was good enough. Gift such as these don’t get transferred exactly. They also had bear heart and stamina as well as the fish’s ability to swim and love of the sea. Their skin went for green to different shades of brown as they were exposed longer and longer to the sun. And to this day you can find them  hunting on land, in the sea, and in the air.  They call themselves Human!

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