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 8 - L Katilluik (L1, from below, removes R1 loop; R1, entering from below, shares both L1 loops; 1 picks up 2n; Navajo 1 loops, lifting double lower loops over upper single loop; release 2 loop; extend loosely); 3 joins 45 in hooking down their loop.