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Nine Visits to the Mythworld: Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas
The nine stories contained in this volume are the finest offerings from one of the last of the traditional Haida storytellers, Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas. Ghandl was born in 1851 in a small Haida island community off the coast of British Columbia. His world was devastated by waves of European diseases, which wiped out over ninety percent of the Haidas and robbed him of h ...more
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by University of Nebraska Press
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Haida myths as told by the storyteller Ghandl. I learned of this book through a list of Bringhurst's works published in his book A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World, which I read in April 2004. This was printed as a sequel to Story and contained a purer presentation of the stories themselves. Some of the background information was repeated, but this served as a convenient refresher of things I learned from the first book. This one ended with lighter, more ...more