Bill Ried Raven


Bill Ried Raven
Originally uploaded by FranSb.

I thought we would like to have a replica of Ried’s Raven on our island. The story of the birth of mankind according to the Haida Legend is told.

By Fran Sbrocchi

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5 responses

  1. Way cool, I wish the picture was bigger!

  2. It is lovely. I will include these under R for Ravens. Fran sent me more a month or so ago and I have been waiting for the right place to put them. The Alphabet project is just the right place.

  3. Love to know the story behind this too, brilliant image:-)

  4. Anita: A larger picture can be seen by clicking on my name. The story in the Haida legend says that mankind was formed between the shells of a great turtle. I have always seen a similarity between the Maori legend of the earth and sky being the parents. Bill Ried was, perhaps, the most important of Canadian sculptors. He also made fine silver jewelery. He was a young radio announcer in Prince Rupert, B.C. when I was first married and living there. The Raven is a totem of the Haida.

  5. Here’s a bit on the Haida raven stories, from a museum exhibit:

    http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/totems/cosmology/raven.php

    Beautiful artwork too!

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