(4/13/01 7:14:16 am)
|Butterflies and Owls in myth|
If I've already asked this -- please forgive me. I've been out of sorts lately. I'm looking for all references for butterflies and owls in myths and legends -- especialy Native American stories. I've found quite a bit but am looking for more. Anybody?
(4/17/01 7:04:04 am)
|Re: Butterflies and Owls in myth|
My father used to tell me that if you find a white owl outside your shelter (like a tent, only you make it when you get there rather than bring it with you) at night, then the Wendigo was coming for you.
But he also used to tell us that if we saw a blue moose in our windows that Wendigo was coming. A lot of things meant Wendigo was coming, apparently.
It was a bad omen, anyway.
charlotte (leanred early on that advice from crazy old ojibwe should be taken with lots and lots of salt)
(4/17/01 7:28:53 am)
So, Charlotte, this would be the source of the (obviously mistranslated) phrase, "Once in a blue moose"?
(4/17/01 7:58:56 am)
A) Greg, that joke was awful.
B) Do moths count? There's an American Indian story (I can look up specific origin for you if it fits your parameters) about how moths wings got burned black because he was fancydancin' a leeeeetle too close to the fire.