Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Yesterday we entered the realm of the Native Americans with the prompt Raven and today we will go on with this journey with our new prompt "Adoration". It's based on a legend of Sedna, Inuit Sea Goddess and Queen of the Eskimo Underworld. Here is the story which I love to share with you all.
SEDNA QUEEN OF THE UNDERWORLD
One legend tells how she made a vow to remain single in order to look after her poor old father. All suitors were spurned and offers of marriage refused.
The marriage was not a happy one. Although he adored her, she soon came to find him repellent. "You're not the man I married," she often said. With some justification as it turned out he was really a spooky bird-spirit.
Meanwhile SEDNA's father was tearing his furs in anguish. Deciding to pay a visit to his lost daughter, he sailed to the Land Of Birds and found her in a state of distress. That evening, her husband returned home from work and found her gone. In a screaming rage, the bird spirit climbed into his kayak and paddled in pursuit at full speed. (He did an awful lot of paddling for a bird spirit.)
|Credits: Sedna, Goddess of the Seas|
Poor SEDNA clutched at the side of the kayak, but her grim father chopped her fingers off and down she went. At once the skies cleared, the bird spirit flapped off and peace descended. SEDNA's fingers wriggled onto an ice floe and became the first sea creatures, and SEDNA herself floated to the very bottom of the sea and stayed there.
Many many years have passed since then. Now she rules all Arctic Sea life, deciding the fate of all ocean creatures — and the people who hunt them. If you haven't said a prayer to SEDNA, you might as well pack up your harpoon and go home. But if you can adopt a shamanic trance, descend into the depths and comb her dark tresses, she'll send you a seal or maybe a walrus or two for dinner.
As Queen of the Dead, SEDNA rules over the ADLIVUN Underworld from her eternally unreachable ice palace on the outer reaches of deathsville.
ruler of the seas all over the Earth -
our tenth planet
!! Several years ago scientists discovered a new planetoid far behind Pluto ... this planetoid was named after the Inuit Goddess of the Seas, Sedna. !!
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 16th at noon. Have fun ... and see you later in our new episode, pieces, of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.