Raven Creation & Knowledge - Bringer of the Light, magic One of the most prominent figures of the first peoples. The Raven is credited with giving the light, fire, and water to the Indians. He had the power to change at will into an animal form or to that of a human being. The Raven is the transformer, trickster and creator. Known in legends as the one who released the sun, moon, and stars; discovered man in a clamshell; brought the salmon and the water; and taught man how to fish and…
Native American Legends: A Hopi Legend: Sótuknang went to that which was to contain Tokpela, the First World, and out of it he created her who was to remain on the earth as his helper. Her name was Kótyangwúti, the Spider Woman.
The Canada Pavilion is designed to resemble the great outdoors and represents the Native Indian, French and Scottish architecture influences. You’ll find a beautiful garden that is inspired by the Butchart Gardens, a canyon with waterfall, totem poles and more. The wooden totem pole resembles the 3 stories of the Raven tricking the Sky Chief into the release of the sun, moon and stars from a chest.
This map of the Ojibwa medicine wheel has as its inspiration, the cycles of the sun, moon and stars. In this map, many of the important locations have been identified with animals, which have very real significance to the Ojibwa.