Sun, Moon, and Star

Collected by Julia Averkieva from the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) of Vancouver Island, Canada. According to legend it was Raven who placed Sun, Moon, and Stars in the sky. At the beginning of the world the sun was kept in a box owned by Gull-Woman. Raven tricked her and thus gained possession of the box, which he opened.

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Step 2 - 1, under 2 loop, picks up 5n and returns; 5 hooks down 2f, drawing it through the 5 loop, which slips off in the process; former 5f is now a transverse string.