My son, Edwin, holds a model totem pole that was carved by my grandmother, Ellen Neel, about 60 years ago. It was recently gifted to me by a very kind and generous lady from Illinois. A heart-felt thank you to Ondine for her gracious spirit.
Sunday, October 9, 2022
In the ancient Northwest Native stories, the Sea Serpent (Sisiutl) is a mythical animal which, if captured, can bestow supernatural powers. Its blood, when applied to skin, can make it as hard as armor; its eyeballs can be used as sling-stones that are so powerful they can bring down a whale; and looking at its head causes the viewer to become paralyzed.