Monday, April 26, 2010

Kitchikewana/ My World

A statue of the Oendat god Kitchikewana in Penetanguishene, Ontario

According to Oendat (Huron) legend,  Kitchikewana - in a fit of rage in reaction to being spurned by the woman he loved - created five of the bays on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, which he gouged out with his enormous fingers. The rocks and earth he scooped out he tossed into Georgian Bay, creating 30,000 islands.





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21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful lengend, very interesting indeed.The sculpture is fantastic and I loved the angle in this first shot!
Have a nice week dear friend
hugs
Léia

Kathy said...

I can't say any of those words but since I grew up in Nacogdoches County, Texas, I bet I could learn!

Small City Scenes said...

excellent!! I love the ledgends and stories. In a fit of anger he created a beautiful area. I hope he's not mad anymore. MB

kaye said...

interesting shot and interesting legend.

cieldequimper said...

I guess Oendat is the English for the French Canadian Wendat. It's a very nice sculpture and Native American legends are always nice.

judi said...

Well a temper tantrum by any other name can give you Islands and bays.
No disrespect inpunded.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific statue, love the legend and your photo is terrific! Don't piss off the chief unless you're ready for a lot of islands!!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Excellent photo, beautiful statue, great legend.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Paulie said...

Makes for a good storyline. . . .

amatamari© said...

Love, pain and anger...but also
in this legend the woman betrays
(ss for Adam and Eve)
:-)

Wonderful shot and very interesting post, thanks for sharing!

J Bar said...

That's an interesting statue and legend.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

SandyCarlson said...

A great story! Amazing photo.

Carver said...

What a great legend and statue. I wasn't familiar with that one.

LDH said...

Quite a guy! My daughter would love this statue as she loves learning about legends and gods of mythology. Interesting post.

Ebie said...

Its a huge and beautiful sculpture. And an interesting story to it.

Ann said...

talk about hell has no fury over woman spurn. A man reacts worst.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

thanks for sharing a piece of your area that is foreign to us

see you there! said...

Wow! That's one pretty angry guy. Thanks for the photo and this history lesson.

Darla

Dave said...

That's interesting, Fab shot.

Craver Vii said...

Kitchikewana pitched a fit-ikewana, didn't he?

NatureFootstep said...

an unusual statue, glad you shared it :)

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