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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Haida mythology
The Haida are a tribe of Native Americans from the British Columbia area.
Ta'xet and Tia are death gods among the Haida.
Dzalarhons[?], a woman associated with frogs and volcanoes, and her husband, Kaiti[?] (bear god), arrived at the homeland of the Haida from the Pacific Ocean along with six canoes full of people.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ha/Haida_mythology   (121 words)

  
  Haida mythology
The Haida are a tribe of Native Americans from the British Columbia area.
Ta'xet and Tia are death gods among the Haida.
Dzalarhons[?], a woman associated with frogs and volcanoes, and her husband, Kaiti[?] (bear god), arrived at the homeland of the Haida from the Pacific Ocean along with six canoes full of people.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ha/Haida_mythology.html   (96 words)

  
  Other Mythology Encyclopaedia
In Finnish mythology, Akka was the consort of Ukko.
In Japanese mythology, Ama Terasu is the Sun-Goddess.
In Finnish mythology, Tuonetar was the consort of Tuoni.
webpages.charter.net /sn9/religion/myth/otherencyclopaedia.html   (10254 words)

  
 Learn more about Mythology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mythology figures prominently in most religions, and most mythology is tied to at least one religion.
Stories from scripture are usually not referred to as mythology except in a pejorative sense, but one can speak of a Jewish mythology, a Christian mythology, or an Islamic mythology, in which one describes the mythic elements within these faiths without speaking to the veracity of the faith's tenets or claims about its history.
Mythology is alive and well in the modern age through urban legends, scientific mythology, and many other ways.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /m/my/mythology.html   (881 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Haida
The Haida are commonly referred to in Canada as being a First Nations "band" (not "tribe" as in American parlance).
Houses of the Haida are the center of political, social, and economic activity in the villages.
The Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) have fascinated all who have visited them, from the first travellers and explorers of the late eighteenth century to the anthropologists of the present.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Haida   (657 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - Haida - The people and the land - Mythology and crests
The mythology of the Haida, like that of other tribes on the central and northern coast, is based on the epic cycle of stories about the Raven and his various exploits.
Most Haida objects are decorated with crests -- figures of animals, birds, sea creatures and mythic beings -- that immediately identify the moiety (Raven or Eagle) and often the lineage of the owner.
All of the land mammals used as crests, except for the Beaver, belong to the Raven moiety.
www.civilization.ca /aborig/haida/hapmc01e.html   (841 words)

  
 Mythology
In modern usage, "mythology" is either the body of myths from a particular culture or religion (as in Greek mythology, Egyptian mythology or Norse mythology) or the branch of knowledge dealing with the collection, study and interpretation of myths.
Myths are generally narratives passed down traditionally intended to explain the universal and local beginnings ("creation myths" and "founding myths"), natural phenomena, inexplicable cultural conventions, and anything else for which no simple explanation presents itself.
Mythology is alive and well in the modern age through urban legends, New Age beliefs, certain aspects of religion and so forth.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/m/my/mythology.html   (2313 words)

  
 Encyclopedia
The Council of the Haida Nation is the governing body of all Haida citizens and is defined in a Constitution not referenced in either the Canadian or American legislation or practices.
Haida oral narratives also record journeys as far north as the Bering Sea and one account raises a reasonable possibility that Asia was also visited by Haidas before Europeans entered the Pacific.
The Council of the Haida Nation continues to pursue an unusually effective policy of rescuing natural lands and waters and is co-managing along with Canada, the wild and diverse islands of the Gwaiihaanaas Haida Heritage Site also reserved for National park status with the Canadian Park system.
encyclopedia.stylokna.pl /Haida   (834 words)

  
 Other Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Maya mythology, Akhushtal is the goddess of childbirth.
In Aztec mythology, Chicomecoatl was the goddess of corn and fertility.
In Aztec mythology, Itzpapalotl is a goddess of agriculture.
www.ii.uj.edu.pl /~artur/enc/D.htm   (4606 words)

  
 Haida   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Haida oral narratives also record journeys as far north as the Bering Sea, and one account raises a reasonable possibility that Asia was even visited by Haidas before Europeans entered the Pacific.
The Haidas comprise an international tribe whose principal residences are in Masset and Skidegate, British Columbia; and in Hydaburg, Alaska.
The Haida of Alaska traditionally lived in three villages on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island and in one village on the island's east coast.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http://articles.gourt.com/%22http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DHaida   (1860 words)

  
 HAIDA TATTOO KIT - Description of kit and the tattoos of the early Haida people.
The "Haida Tattoo Kit" was uncovered by Lars Krutak at the National Museum of Natural History's Museum Support Center (MSC), where all objects associated with that museum (which are not on exhibition) are housed.
Although Haida tattooing practices are all but dead, the recent resurgence in traditional Haida arts may well foster and provide new life for the ancient custom.
With the assistance of renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson and Vince Hemingson of The Vanishing Tattoo, it is our hope to complete the formal arrangements for a temporary loan of the kit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to the Haida people themselves.
www.vanishingtattoo.com /haida_tattoo_kit.htm   (2029 words)

  
 Haida mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Haida are a North American First Nation or Native American people from the British Columbia area.
Within Haida mythology Raven is the central character.
For the Haida people he can be a magician, a transformer and a cultural hero.
www.wikimoz.org /wiki/en/wikipedia/h/ha/haida_mythology.html   (266 words)

  
 Culture
Below the Haida's domain was the expanse of sea and the sea village, on which rested the 'Seaward Country' or the westcoast of British Columbia (Blackman, 1990:248).
The Haida social relations were hierarchically organized, and they in turn believed that the relations within the non human world were much the same (Blackman, 1990:248).
The esoteric aspects and background mythology of the dances were not known to the uninitiated war captives nor to the Haidas (Blackman, 1990:253).
www.blueravenco.com /mythology2.html   (5706 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Haida are an indigenous peoples of the Americas.
He is responsible for [creating Haida Gwaii, releasing the sun from its tiny box and making the stars and the moon.
In one story he released the first humans from a cockle shell on the beach; in another story he brought the first humans up out of the ground because he needed to fill up a party he was throwing.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Haida_mythology   (320 words)

  
 Embassy Washington :: Our Services :: The Spirit of Haida Gwaii
Haida artist Bill Reid, who was born in 1920 and died in 1998, made several of these traditional dugout canoes, carved some of the finest twentieth-century totem poles, and built several traditional Haida houses as well.
Haida mythology is rich and complex, like the mythologies of ancient Greece and ancient Mexico.
He is one of Canada's national symbols now, but in Haida mythology he is one of the Raven's uncles, who in the early days of the world lived on the floor of the sea hoarding all the fresh water and fish in the world.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /can-am/washington/services/haida-en.asp   (1055 words)

  
 Unkindness and murders
The Haida people make a distinction between the first part of the Raven cycle, in which he is truly creative, and the latter part, which consists of stories of his more risible behaviour.
In Japanese mythology, the Karasu tengu, or minor tengu, is a supernatural being with the head and wings of a fl crow.
In Haida mythology, it is even one of Raven's guises who determines the length of life of a new-born child.
www.whitedragon.org.uk /articles/murders.htm   (3120 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - Bill Reid - Biography
The Raven was significant to Reid, not only as the culture-hero of Haida mythology and a particular focus of attention for Edenshaw, but also for the ability to transform inanimate material into dynamic forms -- a metaphor for the artist.
Also among his most celebrated creations is a traditional Haida pole which he designed, carved and installed in 1978 in front of the new Band Council building at Skidegate, his mother's village, on a site once occupied by his grandfather's workshop.
Reid always considered the notion of his central role in a "Haida renaissance" as exaggerated; he was more inclined to credit the preservation of many examples of Haida art in museums, and the restoration and replication efforts these enabled, such as those on which he personally worked in the 1950s.
www.civilisations.ca /aborig/reid/reid03e.html   (638 words)

  
 Haida_mythology - The Wordbook Encyclopedia
Within Haida mythology Raven is a central character.
He is responsible for creating Haida Gwaii, releasing the sun from its tiny box and making the stars and the moon.
In one story he released the first humans from a cockle shell on the beach; in another story he brought the first humans up out of the ground because he needed to fill up a party he was throwing.
www.thewordbook.com /Haida_mythology   (414 words)

  
 Embassy Washington :: Our Services :: The Spirit of Haida Gwaii
Haida artist Bill Reid, who was born in 1920 and died in 1998, made several of these traditional dugout canoes, carved some of the finest twentieth-century totem poles, and built several traditional Haida houses as well.
Haida mythology is rich and complex, like the mythologies of ancient Greece and ancient Mexico.
He is one of Canada's national symbols now, but in Haida mythology he is one of the Raven's uncles, who in the early days of the world lived on the floor of the sea hoarding all the fresh water and fish in the world.
geo.international.gc.ca /can-am/washington/services/haida-en.asp   (1055 words)

  
 Bill Reid
He was 78 and like the great cedar trees he honored for their place in the arts of the Haida was, in his distinguished fifty-year career, a nurse log of fame to the arts of the Northwest Coast as well as to many contemporary artists in the style he championed.
Lit with the brilliance of Haida forms and myths, he made them fresh, persuasive and meaningful in compelling modern images rendered not only in bronze, but also in wood, fabric, drawings, prints, and most of all in a legacy of gold jewelry, which genuinely "beggars all description".
The white sculpture is the original plaster pattern used to cast the bronze sculpture at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The plaster-cast was acquired by the Museum through the generosity of Maury and Mary Margaret Young of Vancouver.
www.nativeonline.com /billried.html   (1626 words)

  
 World Myths and Legends in Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
The Haida were fishers who depended largely on halibut and cod for their livelihood.
Their conversion to Christianity undermined traditional Haida culture, and disease and alcohol brought by the outsiders decimated the population.
Haida artists carved totem poles, storage boxes utensils, and rattles in the form of ravens, among other art objects.
www.artsmia.org /world-myths/artbyculture/rattle_background.html   (673 words)

  
 The Book of THoTH (Leaves of Wisdom) - Haida mythology
The Haida are an indigenous peoples of the Americas.
While frequently described as a 'trickster', for Haidas we know Raven or Yelth or Hoya to be a complex reflection of our own selves.
S/He is responsible for creating Haida Gwaii, releasing the sun from its tiny box and making the stars and the moon.
book-of-thoth.com /thebook/index.php?title=Haida_mythology&printable=yes   (303 words)

  
 Monuments in Cedar: Chapter Three - on www.Alaskool.org
Their carvings illustrated stories from Haida mythology and sometimes one story was continued over all four poles.
In Tlingit territory they doubled for the Haida Potlatch poles and upon the passing of the mortuary pole, were erected much in the manner of tomb stones although generally at a distance from the grave.
However, the commonest Haida practice when a man failed to pay his debts was to "put him on a blanket." The party to whom the debt was owed would have a blanket made, on which was the totem of the debtor.
www.alaskool.org /projects/traditionalife/MonumentsInCedar/MIC_three.htm   (2572 words)

  
 Haida mythology
The Haida are an indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Within Haida mythology Raven (mythology)Raven is a central character.
S/He is responsible for creating Haida Gwaii, releasing the sun from its tiny box and making the stars and the moon.
www.territoriopc.com /eng/haida_mythology.php   (262 words)

  
 Cover: Haida Exhibition Continues VAG's Native Theme
Haida culture is rich in mythology, and its most famous son Bill Reid, became famous with art that was a celebration of their myths and traditions.
Reid's legacy is worldwide and has spawned an appetite for Haida culture, which is a distinct visual language, documenting histories and supernatural worlds through the use of specific symbols and forms.
The mystical landscape of the rain forest and the home to migrating whales are part of the tapestry of their culture - Haida mythology tells about the Raven and how he found the first men in a clamshell.
www.firstnationsdrum.com /Summer2006/CoverRavenArt.htm   (574 words)

  
 Trafford Publishing: White Raven   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Queen Charlotte Haida are embroiled in a logging dispute.
Wealthy logging companies, on which many Haida depend for employment, have made efforts to begin cutting on protected land, a move that threatens to decimate acres of forest sacred to the tribe.
The time-honored ways of the Haida Indians of the Northwest Coast are pitted against modernization, and ecologists confront the economic realities of logging.
www.trafford.com /4dcgi/view-item?item=17421&25213042-14068aaa   (1110 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Other Mythology
In Islamic mythology, Eblis is the chief of the evil spirits.
In Iroquois mythology, Gohone is the spirit of winter.
In Babylonian mythology, Zu is an evil lesser-god who steals the tablets of destiny from Enlil while he was washing, and flies away to his mountain.
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/D.HTM   (7881 words)

  
 How To Contact Elemental Beings by Tanis Heliwell
I was invited to give a workshop on nature spirits and while there I met many Haida people and spoke to them about their experiences with elementals.
Long ago in Haida Gwaii there were grasslands and the little people have been here since trees started in the grass lands.
Haida believe that even trees have souls and I talk to trees before cutting one.
www.newageinfo.com /contact-elementals.htm   (1755 words)

  
 One of the First Nations First Nations of Canada Canada the...
The homeland was Haida Gwaii Haida Gwaii, called the Queen Charlotte Islands Queen Charlotte Islands.
One of the Haida's sacred symbols is Kiidk'yaas Kiidk'yaas, a sitka spruce sitka spruce tree with a rare mutation causing its needles to be golden in colour.
The tree stood on the Yakoun River Yakoun River in Haida Gwaii until it was surreptitiously cut down in 1997 1997, causing great consternation in the Haida community.
www.biodatabase.de /Haida   (371 words)

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