Monday, March 26, 2012

Legend of Queneesh, Comox Valley, BC




The Comox Valley is a wonderful place to visit since it is full of things to see and explore.
Vancouver Island has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit.
The picture above is a Glacier in the Comox Valley.
There is a legend very well known by the Native Indians called the Legend of Queneesh.

A long time ago Comox Valley had a lot of totem poles , cedar planked houses, canoes, quiet nights, sounds of the water, sea birds and owls.

A man called Quoi Quia Lak dreamed about a flood and he was told to tell the chief to prepare for it.

The men built canoes and packed them with supplies.
The men also made a strong rope which they fastened to the glacier and tied their boats to it.

It began to rain and pretty soon only the tip of the glacier was to be seen, frightening everyone.

Then the glacier began to move.
It had taken the form of a white whale called Queneesh and saved the Komok people.

Till today, the Glacier is said to protect the people living there.

The story is written in front of the I-Hos Museum in the Comox, BC Canada.



As can be seen the mountain is quite flat on top, sorta like a hump of a whale.

Have a great Day!!



9 comments:

Mama Zen said...

What a cool legend!

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Mama Zen This is such a cool place to be.Truly prehistoric.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Ooh, looks like a great place to visit! Nice video! :)

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Rob-bear said...

A delightful story, told well. Thank you.

A Lady's Life said...

Lisa yes it is :)

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Rob Bear.

Diane said...

I love native legends! I loved hearing the legends about Devil's tower. Fascinating!

A Lady's Life said...

Diane I love legends as well.Some more than others.