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raven holds the sun, by constance widen
Tags: Raven, Myth, Light, Parhelia, Sun, Legend, Haida Myth, First Nations Myth, Crow, Black Bird, Rainbow Sun, Bird, Weather Pheno
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raven holds the sun

by constance widen
Medium
Traditional
Artist Notes
“The Sun spirit woke Raven while darkness still covered the land and explained to him the rules for holding the light in the sky. ‘You must not walk too quickly, for you could burn the Earth below and cause great terror,’ said the Sun and placed the light in Raven’s hands. This is the 5th in my Raven Series of the Haida myth, using a Parhelia (a rainbow around the sun) to represent the light in the sky. Once again the Raven is deliberately not depicted as a 3 dimensional bird, but a portal deity into the heavens.
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british columbia, canada
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Although I was born in South Africa and was privileged enough to travel all over the world, I flew away from the land of my birth and the life I had when I met and fell completely in love with a gentle Canadian who wrote me poems and asked me to marry him, promising to take me to "Hear the Auror ...
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