Throughout the ages, aquatic creatures have been revered as gods, feared as monsters of the deep and hunted for their flesh, skin, bones, shells and eggs.
Each indigenous group has beliefs that are unique to their tribe. These beliefs are rooted in a strong connection that a group has to the land and to their country.
Planets in Swati Nakshatra indicate the depth of the soul’s responsibility for wealth generation.
When we believe in our dreams, they have the possibility of coming true.
Repun Kamuy is an important mythological figure amongst the Ainu People because the sea, and in particular the deepest parts of the sea, represented opportunities for harvests that could not be found on land.
Through the stories I heard, I learned that to Indigenous people, the land was a family member; and when they were apart or torn away from it, there was a palpable sense of loss.
The politics of ‘home’ has to be the oldest and most primal of all our instincts.
In the Shinto religion, the water god is believed to be the guardian of fishermen and the patron saint of fertility, motherhood and painless childbirth.
At the heart of this story, there was a man who was a father. And he was father who cared for his children.
I want to fly away. I really do.