Tag Archive: legends

May 02 2013

Bird stories, American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Among the Chippewas, when a son became old enough to leave boyhood behind, it was necessary for him to pass through twelve days of fasting, during which the great Manitou would come to him and free him from his childhood’s nature and instead give to him the strength and endurance of a braver manhood. One …

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May 02 2013

Bird stories, American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

Great American bittern has the power of emitting a light from its breast, equal to the light of a common torch, which illuminates the water so as to enable it to discover its prey. Ingersoll, Ernest, 1852-1946. Birds in legend, fable and folklore. New York, London Longmans, Green and co., 1923

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