Wolf Star

Having spent an absolutely lovely day down at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust (https://ukwct.org.uk/) in Reading, walking with the wolves in the company of two friends (and various strangers), I thought I would round the day off with a wolf story.
This is the shortest wolf myth that I know, and comes from the Skidi-Pawnee nation of North America. It tells of how the Wolf Star (called Sirius by Europeans) took an unexpected role in the creation of the world. It's an interesting tale which has echoes to other stories from other parts of the world.


Comments

  1. Oh wow, that's powerful... and really fascinating how the wolf (star) begins in the beginning as outsider, is the first being to be killed then the one who guides the dead... there seems to be something really deep going on here in relation to origins, ends and death united in the wolf. And a powerful lesson about respecting wolves and wildness. I bet walking with the wolves was amazing. Also, this is the first time I have heard a Skidi-Pawnee story :)

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