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Ḵulus Plaque Carvings and Plaques

Ḵulus Plaque

By Shaun Paul

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Carved by Shaun Paul

5.5"h. x 16"w. x 1"d. 

The Ḵulus in the Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw Mythology

In many legends, Ḵulus is referred to as the younger brother or sister of the Thunderbird. Ḵulus does not have feathers and is noted for its very thick coat of white down; it is said to be so thick that the bird has the tendency to perspire, and is happy to remove his covering and become human for a while. This refers to the ability, like Thunderbird, to transform and become human. In many origin stories, a Ḵulus flew down from heaven and shed his costume to become the founding ancestor of the tribe or clan.

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