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2023.05.31 00:03 JoshAsdvgi The Daughter of the Sun - Morning Star
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The Daughter of the Sun - Morning Star
The Daughter of the Sun Morning Star
“Morning Star, the star that shines brightest when all other stars go dim, the star that shines not with its own light but with the light of the Sun…”
Note: In most but not necessarily all cases, old Cherokee stories refer to the Sun as female.
According to the old ones, the house of the Sun is in the east, beyond the sky dome, but the Daughter of the Sun used to live in the middle of the sky.
Every day, in her travels, the Sun stopped at her daughter’s house for lunch.
It was at this hottest part of the day that the Sun would also pause to look down at her grandchildren on the earth.
When she saw the people squinting back up at her, the Sun grew angry.
“My grandchildren hate me!” the Sun exclaimed to her brother, the Moon.
“Just see how they scrunch up their faces whenever they look my way.”
In her wrath, the Sun grew hotter and hotter, until all the crops dried up.
In desperation, the people looked high and low for a solution to the problem.
Finally, the Little People came up with what seemed to be a logical solution.
Now, the Little People are spirit folk.
There are some spirit people who are good and some who are bad.
The Little People have much in common with us human beings, in that, they can go either way.
They may be helpful, or they may be mischievous.
They may act wisely, or their actions may prove hurtful.
Here’s what the Little People did in this situation:
They changed two men into snakes.
The first they changed into the Spread-Head snake.
The second was transformed into the Copperhead.
These two were instructed to travel up the sky vault, to wait at the house of the Daughter of the Sun.
“When the Sun arrives outside her daughter’s door,” the Little People said, “strike quickly with your deadly fangs.”
The two snakes slithered away to accomplish their task, but when the Sun arrived, her light so blinded the Spread-Head that when he struck, he forgot to even open his mouth to bite. He flattened his nose against the Sun.
Then, in his fright, he rolled on his back and played dead, stinking like a rotting carcass, just as he does to this day.
The Sun called him a nasty thing and went on into her daughter’s house.
The Copperhead was so afraid; he crawled quickly away without even trying to bite, and so these two returned to the earth.
After this first failure, the Little People decided to try again.
They changed two more men into snakes.
One of these became the Rattlesnake.
The other became the Uktin, the Great Horned Serpent.
So, you see, all of these four: the Spread-Head,the Copperhead, the Rattlesnake and the Uktin were once men.
Well, just as the others had done, the Rattlesnake and the Uktin traveled up the sky vault to lie in wait outside the door to the house of the Daughter of the Sun.
The Sun was still in there, having some lunch with her daughter.
The Uktin was very big and dangerous.
His poison was so potent that even a little splashed on the skin could be deadly, and the mere look of the Uktin’s eye could kill.
All the people were thinking, “As big and mean as that Uktin is, he is sure to do the job and kill the Sun.”
But the Rattlesnake was quicker than the Uktin.
Getting there first, he coiled up outside the door, nervously shaking his tail as he waited for the Sun to emerge.
The Rattlesnake was so eager, that as soon as the door opened, he struck.
But instead of striking the Sun, the Rattlesnake struck the Daughter of the Sun.
The Sun went on her way, but the Daughter of the Sun died from the poisonous bite.
As with the others before them, these two snakes returned to the earth.
The Sun burned hotter and hotter, so vengeful was she for the death of her daughter.
The people could no longer leave the shade in the daytime.
The trees and grasses were dying.
Great fires were burning in the land.
People were getting sick.
It was really bad.
The Little People said there was only one solution.
Seven men would have to travel to the West, to the Jusgina Ghost Country, and bring back the Daughter of the Sun.
The Little People gave each man a sourwood stick, with instructions on how to use these when they arrived at the Ghost Country.
The men also carried a large box in which to bring back the Daughter of the Sun.
The final instructions of the Little People were these:
“Once she is in the box, don’t open it, for any reason, until you are back here, in your own country.”
The men set out on their journey.
Seven days later, arriving in the Ghost Country, the seven men found the people dancing in a great circle.
Positioning themselves outside the circle, they waited for the Daughter of the Sun to come around.
As she came by, the first of the seven men touched her with his sourwood stick.
When she came around the second time, the next man touched her with his sourwood stick.
This same pattern continued until all seven men had, in turn, touched the Daughter of the Sun with their sourwood sticks.
At the touch of the seventh stick, she fell backward, as in a swoon.
The men put her in the box, securely fastened the lid and headed back to their own country.
As the men walked along, carrying the box, the Daughter of the Sun awoke and began to complain.
“I’m hungry,” she said.
“Please open the box and give me something to eat.”
“Oh no,” the men said, remembering the warning of the Little People.
“We can’t open the box until we are back in our own country.”
As they walked on, the Daughter of the Sun complained again.
“I’m thirsty,” she said.
“Please, oh please open the box and give me just a little sip of water.”
“Oh no,” the men said.
“We can’t open the box until we are back in our own country.”
Finally, the Daughter of the Sun complained again.
In a faint voice she said, “I can’t breathe.
Please, please open the box.
I think I may suffocate!”
The seven men stopped and looked at each other.
It was well known that a person could live a long time without food.
There were some who had lived as much as seven days without water.
But air was something a person could not live without.
“Maybe we should open the box,” one man offered.
“Don’t forget what the Little People said,” another cautioned.
“We can’t open the box for any reason.”
“But what if she dies,” yet another man said.
“We’re back where we started.”
Finally, someone offered an acceptable compromise.
“Let’s open the box just a crack,” the man argued,
“not enough for her to get out, but enough for her to get some air.”
This course of action seeming reasonable to all, the box was unlatched and opened just the tiniest crack.
“What was that?” one man exclaimed.
They had all seen a flash of red light, flying out from the box to disappear in the brushy woods.
“I don’t know what that was,” another man said, “but I think we’d better keep the lid closed tight on this box from now on, no matter what she says.”
The men went on their way, hearing no more complaints from the Daughter of the Sun. They worried that maybe she was dead.
The next day, the seven arrived back in their own country.
The box was opened, and to everyone’s dismay, it was empty.
When the Sun saw her daughter would not be returned to her, her wrath turned to sorrow. She began to cry, and the tears of the Sun threatened to flood the whole earth.
The people tried their best to cheer her up.
They sang their best songs and danced until their feet were sore.
The heart of the Sun was touched by this effort, but her sorrow was not taken away.
Then a flash of red was seen in the edge of the woods and a beautiful song was heard.
Looking down, the Sun saw her daughter, who had become the Redbird, the Dojuwa, and had elected to stay in the earth.
The Sun saw her daughter in the earth, and the Sun smiled.
Of course the Uktin, the Great Horned Serpent was in the earth.
He was still very angry and very dangerous.
Even the look of the Uktin’s eye was sure death, not only for the person heedless enough to make eye contact, but even for that person’s whole family.
Having failed to destroy the Sun, the Uktin wanted to destroy the Earth, along with all her children, and it looked as though he would do it.
But then, one came down from the heavens.
This is the one the Cherokees call Jiya Unega (White Otter).
Now, this name does not mean this was a white person any more than it means this was literally an otter.
It is simply the name by which the Cherokees knew this person.
Names have significance.
Colors have significance.
White, for Cherokees, is the color of the South and signifies new life, new beginnings.
Jiya Unega fought against the Uktin and defeated him.
Although the Uktin had children who remained in the earth, the Great Uktin himself was sent to the place where dangerous beings are kept.
In his fight with the Great Horned Serpent, Jiya Unega was horribly wounded.
With one arm torn from his body, Jiya Unega’s blood gushed out onto the earth, and Jiya Unega died in the earth.
But Jiya Unega did not remain dead.
Rising from the dead, Jiya Unega ascended into the heavens to take his place as the Morning Star, the star that shines brightest when all other stars go dim, the star that shines not with its own light but with the light of the Sun, the star the Cherokees call Unelvnvhi Uwegi (Creator-Son).
We Cherokees understand that it was Jiya Unega who gave our people the Sacred Fire that has been kept now for some 5,089 years.
Jiya Unega gave the Fire as reminder of Creator’s presence with us, and he gave us the ceremonies with which to keep the Fire.
Jiya Unega, Creator-Son, instructed us that as long as we keep this Fire, we will continue to survive as a people.
Note: I have been told recently that the Cherokee word “Dojuwa” may not have originally referred to the crested redbird known as the cardinal, but rather to the summer tanager, the uncrested redbird of the deep forests of southeastern North America.
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2023.05.30 23:58 JoshAsdvgi The Cruel Stepmother
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The Cruel Stepmother
Once, long ago, when the Blackfeet Indians dwelt on the Canadian prairies, a poor Indian and his two children, a boy and a girl, were living near the bank of a great river.
The children’s mother had long been dead and they had long been left to the care of their father.
Their father did not think it was right that they should grow up without a woman’s kindness, and he decided at last to take another wife.
So he went far away to a distant village and there he married a queer woman of another tribe.
Soon times grew hard in the North Country, and it was very difficult to get food.
The family lived for many days on roots and berries, and often they were very hungry because there was no meat.
Now it happened that the woman the man had married was a very wicked witch-woman, who was capable of doing many evil deeds.
She had no love for her stepchildren, and she treated them very cruelly.
She blamed them for the lack of food in the house, and beating them soundly, she said, “You greedy brats; you always eat too much.
It is little wonder that we cannot keep the house supplied with food.”
The man saw his wife’s cruelty to the children, but although it made him sad, and at times angry, he did not interfere, for he thought the woman should rule her home.
One night in the early spring, as the man slept, his first wife appeared to him in a dream, and said, “Hang a large spider web across the trail in the forest where the animals pass and you will get plenty of food.
But be good to my children.
Their cruel stepmother is planning to kill them.”
And she told him where to look for the magical spider web.
The next day the man found the large spider web, and he went far away into the forest and hung it from the trees over the trail where the animals passed.
That evening when he went back to the web, he found many animals entangled in its meshes, for it had magical power.
He killed the animals and brought them home, and that night they had a good fat supper of roast deer meat.
Day after day, the magical spider web gave him great numbers of rabbits and deer, as the vision of his dead wife had told him in the night, and from that time on the family did not want for food.
But the man’s success in hunting only angered his witch-wife.
She had now no cause for complaint against the little children, and she could no longer scold them and say that because of them there was no food in the house.
Her hatred for them grew stronger each day, and at last she decided to kill them and to kill their father as soon as she could.
Their father was going away the next day to search of wood to make arrows for his bows, and she thought she would have a good chance to kill them while he was gone.
Then she would kill their father when he returned.
So she laid her plans.
But that night the vision of his first wife came again to the man as he slept, and it said, “Your present wife is a witch-woman.
She plans to kill the children tomorrow when you are away, and when you come home, she will kill you, too.
You must kill her while there is yet time.
Remember my little children.”
When the man awoke in the morning, he was much alarmed because of the story told him by the vision of the night.
He no longer trusted his witch-wife and he decided to get rid of her.
But he feared she would attack the children before he could prevent it.
So when the witch-wife went out to get water from the stream to make breakfast, he gave each of the children a stick, a white stone, and a bunch of soft moss, and he said, “You must run away from here and stay away until I can find you, for you are in great danger.
You will find these three things I give you of great use.
Throw them behind you if any evil thing pursues you, and they will keep you from harm.”
The children in great fear at once ran away into the forest.
Then the man hung his magical spider web over the door of the house, and sat quietly inside waiting for his wife to come back.
In a little while she came home, carrying a pail of water, but she did not see the web with its fine strands hanging across the door, and when she walked into it she was at once entangled in its meshes.
She struggled hard to get free, but her head was inside the door while her body was outside, and the web held her fast around the neck.
Then the man said, “I know now that you are a cruel witch-woman.
You will beat my children no more.”
With his stone-axe he struck her a mighty blow which completely severed her head from her body.
Then he ran from the house as fast as he could and went towards his children, who were watching him not far away.
But the man was not yet done with the cruel witch-woman.
As he ran from the house her headless body, freed from the spider web, ran after him, while her severed head, with eyes staring and hair flying, followed the children, sometimes bumping along the ground and sometimes rising through the air.
The father thought it would be well to go in a different direction from the children, and he went west, while they went east.
The children were very frightened when they saw the horrible head behind them, slowly gaining upon them.
Then they remembered their father’s magic gifts.
When the head was close upon them, they threw their sticks on the ground at their backs and at once a dense forest sprang up between them and their pursuer.
The children said, “Now we will rest here for a while, for we are nearly out of breath.
The wicked head cannot get through that dense forest.”
And they sat on the grass and rested.
Soon, however, the head emerged from the thick trees.
The children got up and ran as hard as they could, but close behind them came the severed head, rolling its eyes and gnashing its teeth in a great frenzy, and uttering terrible yells.
It was very near to them, when the children again remembered their father’s gifts.
They threw the white stones behind them, and at once a high mountain of white rock rose between them and their enemy.
They sat on the ground and rested, and said, “Oh dear, oh dear, what shall we do?
We have only one means of safety left, these little bits of moss.”
The wicked head hurled itself against the mountain, but it could not get through.
A big buffalo bull was feeding on the grass near it, and the head called to him to break a road through the mountain.
The bull rushed at the mountain with all his force, but the mountain was so hard that it broke his head and he fell down dead.
Some moles were playing in the soft earth near by, and the head called to them to make a passage through the hill.
So the moles searched and found a soft earthy place in the midst of the rock and soon they tunnelled a hole to the other side of the mountain, through which the head was able to pass.
When the children saw their pursuer coming out of the moles’ tunnel they cried loudly and ran away as fast as they could.
At last, after a very long chase, the head was almost upon them, and they decided to use their last means of protection.
They threw the wet moss behind them, and at once a long black swamp appeared where the moss had fallen, between them and their wicked follower.
The head was going at such a great speed, bumping over the ground, that it could not stop. It rolled into the swamp and disappeared into the soft mud and was never seen again.
The children then went home to wait for their father.
It was a long journey, for they had run far.
But their father never came.
Months and months they waited, but he did not come, and they grew up to be great magicians and very powerful among their tribe.
At last, by their magic power, they learned what had happened to their father.
Their stepmother’s body continued to follow him as he ran towards the west.
It followed him for many days.
Then by his magic power, which the vision of his dead wife had brought to him, he changed himself into the Sun, and went to live with his wife in the sky-country.
But the old witch-woman also had magic power, and she changed herself into the Moon and followed him to the land of the stars.
And there she still pursues him.
And while he keeps ahead of her and she cannot catch him, night follows day in all the world.
But if she overtakes him she will kill him, and day will disappear and night shall reign for evermore upon the earth.
And the Blackfeet of the plains pray that he will always keep in front in the race with his former witch-wife,
so that there may be always Night and Day in succession in all the land.
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Can somebody more knowledgeable help me? Lol. I am terrified about my Saturn return and have no clue what to expect from it.
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Honorable mention: Rob Benedict’s cover of Fare Thee Well, gets me every time
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