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On Mockingbird Lore

A northern mockingbird.

Per the Native American Mockingbird Mythology website:

Mockingbirds are mythologically important birds in many Native American cultures. In the creation myths of the Hopi and other Pueblo tribes, it was Mockingbird who first taught the people to speak. In Shasta Indian mythology, Mockingbird is the guardian of the dead. To Southeast Indian tribes, the mockingbird is a symbol of intelligence; the Cherokees used to give children mockingbird heads to eat out of the belief that it would make them clever. The Maricopa believed that dreaming of a mockingbird was a sign that a person had been given special powers.

24 replies to “On Mockingbird Lore

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Chris! I’m getting more comfortable with my camera settings. I just need to get out more. I fell out of the habit of my morning walks when the fires were raging and the smoke was everywhere. It’s mostly clear now and it just doesn’t occur to me until it’s too hot out. It should be cooling down soon. I’ll get back into it. I hope you’re doing well!

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  1. I never knew all of this of Mockingbirds. I learned something new today! I see them often here in AZ.
    And what an incredible shot.
    I hope all is well and the smoke is somewhat better for you my friend.
    Take care and Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Hi Nancy! Happy Tuesday to you too! Thank you so much, I’m happy you enjoyed this post. The smoke is moving out. I feel like each day it gets brighter and lighter outside. If we can just cool down into some mild temperatures, I’d love it! I’m sure you know what I mean since you live in AZ. You take good care friend!

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