30 September 2009

The disinherited

Our gods had horns on their heads, or moons, or sealy fins, or the beaks of eagles. We called them All-Knowing, we called them Shining One. We knew we were not orphans. We smelled the earth and rolled in it; its juices ran down our chins.
--from Time capsule found on a dead planet by Margaret Atwood.

A Kwakwaka'wakw girl wearing abalone earrings and a cedar bark cloak circa 1914.

Kwakwaka'wakw spirits take many forms.

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