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Sedna – Goddess of Sea and Marine Animals (Inuit Mythology)

ivonprefontaine:

I enjoy indigenous myths and legends. They connect humans in the world they live in and attempt to make sense of the natural phenomena occurring around us. Science is not able to provide full explanations and good scientists acknowledge this. Sedna was a story I shared with students when I taught. It provided considerable food for thought, particularly for those students who held science as being absolute. Stories are the human way of making sense of the world and its natural phenomena.

Originally posted on Icewolves of Europa:

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who commands every mammal of the sea.


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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

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  1. Thank you. I knew of Sedna but had. No idea there were so. Many stories about her.
    Aw usual, when I read or hear a story like this I wonder at its creation.
    How did the original come about? And in this case, why did her father toss her overboard?

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