posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:31 PM
Originally posted by OneEleven
Many Native American tribes also believed that the mountain ranges were created when i great thunderbird hit the earth with its giant wings.
i do not think myths, no matter their culture, where meant to be taken quite so literally... metaphor, symbolism and cultural interpretations all play
an imperative role in the deciphering of a myth.
what you are proposing in the interpretation of these "mountain range creation myths" is akin to taking the myths from the bible literally. a
rather dangerous, and somewhat childish thing to do, IMO. but taken as metaphor, these myths (even those in the bible) serve a more noble and
profound purpose. as a Native, i would assume you would understand the subtleties in the power of myths. i mean no disrespect, but there is far more
to these stories than you seem to be affording.
anyhow, this is all stuff Joseph Campbell covers with zeal, so i'll save us all any further diatribe, and simply recommend checking out his stuff.
and so yes... from a certain perspective, i do believe that the Thunderbird created Mountain ranges.