Friday, June 09, 2006

Four feet good! Two feet bad!

Today is the Holy Day of Névazhíno, God of Animals. (As if you didn't know!)

Névazhíno created all the animals way back when. Be nice to animals or else Névazhíno will get mad. You don't want to see Him mad. Some people sacrifice animals to Him, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea.

Névazhíno loves all animals, except for dragons, which has put him at odds with Kérasa over the years. Névazhíno especially loves gnats and deer, and they love Him right back.

Névazhíno is the brother of Hívuítoví, who got all jealous of Névazhíno's animal-creating skills. She retaliated by stealing fire from Zhíanoso and giving it to the mortals. Don't ask me to explain it. She's a goddess. Maybe She just wanted something to extinguish with Her rain. Névazhíno went on to marry the first mortal woman, who made a whole mess of things. . . but that's another story.

Happy Névazhíno Day!

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