Thursday, December 23, 2010
A House for North Wind
Away up on the top of a mountain, he made a house for North Wind, Charles Livingston Bull, c. 1918
"Then Raven made North Wind also. He wouldn't tell how he did that, either. But away up on the top of a mountain, he made a house for North Wind.
It had ice all over the roof, and icicles hanging down from the eaves. There was snow everywhere.
Then Raven went into North Wind's house and said, 'Your house is all white.' And that is why high mountains are white with snow, even to this day."
From Raven and the Winds in Old Crow and His Friends - Animal Adventures Based Upon Indian Myths Katharine B. Judson, 1918