A long time ago, the raven looked down from the sky and saw that the people of the world were living in darkness. The ball of light was kept hidden by a selfish old chief. So the raven turned itself into a spruce needle and floated on the river where the chief’s daughter came for water. She drank the spruce needle. She became pregnant and gave birth to a boy which was the raven in disguise. The baby cried and cried until the chief gave him the ball of light to play with. As soon as he had the light, the raven turned back into himself and carried the light into the sky. From then on, we no longer lived in darkness.
—Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure

  10 comments for “Quote of the Day

  1. July 5, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    Yes, very good. I do love the myths and legends. There is almost always hidden truth in them.


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    • July 5, 2018 at 3:38 PM

      Thanks for joining the conversation, Tim. Hidden truths seem to be the ones that make the most impact.


  2. July 5, 2018 at 3:11 PM


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  3. alstacer
    July 5, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    Is long exposure to the Northern Lights how we got the expression stark raven mad?

    Liked by 2 people

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