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Raven Tales: Stories of the Raven based on the folklore of the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Inuit, and Athapascan of Alaska

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“The Tlingit and the Haida don’t have myths; they are stories about our history”

The Raven is as much a paradoxical creature as he is important in the myths of many native cultures. The central character of these stories, the Raven is considered the benevolent creator, filling the world with beauty and harmony, the master mind behind all that is good and looked upon with w
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Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published April 28th 2014 (first published April 17th 2014)
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Uvi Poznansky
Mar 18, 2015 Uvi Poznansky rated it it was amazing
The Raven is considered “the benevolent creator, filling the world with beauty and harmony”—and by contrast, viewed as a “malevolent, conniving scheming trickster with self-gratification as his only goal.” Either way, the awe inspired by him grant us rich and vibrant folkloric legends of the indigenous people. They have survived the test of time by being passed down many generations through oral tradition. In so doing, they convey subtle aspects of the culture of the indigenous people, offer a ...more
Pennie
Jul 15, 2014 Pennie rated it it was amazing
A very interesting and entertaining read based on tribal stories from Alaskans, and their history. The raven can have many dark mythological faces attached to it, and is one of the few birds that may be the most misunderstood. It can be portrayed as a messenger of death and despair. To this day, the raven is still quite mysterious and has been portrayed in many well known movies throughout the world (and NOT in a romantic way). The most famous being, of course, a symbolic presence in the ...more
Linda Rusche
Mar 22, 2016 Linda Rusche rated it liked it
It was interesting to read these stories of Alaska's native people. I haven't read anything but singular stories at a time. I don't feel I can truly rate the book or writing as I haven't read any others regarding the prior and it's stories of this region. I did enjoy it however!
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