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*** Here is two different Native
Starlore of Native America
The bowl stars of the Dipper form a bear. The stars of the handle are hunters. The tiny
star Alcor is a small dog named "Hold Tight." In autumn when the Dipper is low to the horizon the blood
from the arrow wounds drips on the trees and turns them red and brown.
Callisto was a maiden in the wild region Arcadia. She was a huntress, "not one who spent her time in spinning soft fibres
of wool, or in arranging her hair in different styles. She was one of Diana's warriors, wearing her tunic pinned together
with a brooch, her tresses carelessly caught back by a white ribbon, and carrying in her hand a light javelin or her bow"
(Metamorphoses II 412-415)
Jupiter caught sight of her and immediately desired her. He took on the shape of the goddess Diana and spoke to Callisto,
who was delighted to see who she thought was her mistress. She began to tell him of her hunting exploits, and he responded
by raping her. "She resisted him as far as a woman could--had Juno seen her she would have been less cruel--but how could
a girl overcome a man, and who could defeat Jupiter? He had his way, and returned to the upper air" (Metamorphoses
Callisto bore a son, Arcas, which infuriated Juno. Out of jealousy, the wife of Jupiter transformed the girl into a bear. She lived for a time in the
wild, until Arcas came across her one day while hunting. He was about to kill the bear his mother, but Jupiter stayed his
hand and transformed him into a bear as well. The king of gods then placed both mother and son into the heavens as neighboring
The constellation Ursa Major is quite commonly known. It includes the Big Dipper, perhaps the most-recognized feature of
a constellation in the heavens
|I got to meet, Pet Bebreavement, cl-Whispersmom
|It was a dream come true for me.
I took a trip out to San Franciso..summer of 2007. It was just unbelivable...Meeting Whispersmom was the
best of the best.... She has done SO much for everyone who has to cross her path. I say has to instaed of lucky to...
it is a honor to know her....but we also wish we all didn't have to meet so early in our pets life. If God did one thing
to help us get through this horrible time...it was showing us the way to Pet Bereavement Message Board. For that
I do thank you.
|Please come meet the special pets & Moms
|that helped me through my tough times