Ancient Messengers

It’s not surprising ancient myths tell of cormorants bearing mysterious messages.  With silky black wings glistening in the sunshine; long, lean necks raised towards the sky; they exude an air of royalty and otherworldliness.  One’s fantasy begins to weave tales.

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Kongsfjord Gjesthus, Finnmark, Norway (Cormorant – Reflections)

Some believe if a cormorant visits your home, it’s carrying with it a message from a loved one that has already passed to the world beyond.

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In the Norwegian folktale, The Cormorants of Utrøst, a fishermen spies three of these creatures in the eye of a storm, and soon after finds safety on a mysterious island called Utrøst.

 

What tales will the cormorants tell this year?

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Waiting for the messengers

We’re waiting.

 

About ekhaugli

I'm Erica from America living at the top of the world - North Cape, Norway. I'm an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio, nestled in the picturesque fishing town, Honningsvåg. http://www.onceuponadream.no In 2014 I started and environmental art project, One Step at a Time, concentrating on removing trash from or arctic shoreline.
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2 Responses to Ancient Messengers

  1. Steven Tze says:

    Thanks for giving the Norwegian backstory of the cormorants!

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