Do you already know my newest family member? He doesn't have a name yet, but will get one for sure soon. This eagle was in my UFO collection of stuffed pets (UFO = unfinished object) and on Saturday I pulled him out and finished sewing. Love his look, almost like a real eagle.
Im Januar 2011 habe ich ein Gedicht über die Bedeutung der Adlerfeder in der indianischen Kultur gepostet. Ich finde es immer noch wunderschön und es paßt auch perfekt zu meinem gefiederten Freund hier.
In January 2011 I posted a poem about the meaning of the eagle feather in Native American culture. I still love it and it's the perfect match for my feathered friend here.
The Eagle Feather
by Randy Macey, Mohawk
When the world was new, the Creator made all the birds. He colored their feathers like a bouquet of flowers. The Creator then gave each a distinct song to sing. The Creator instructed the birds to greet each new day with a chorus of their songs. Of all the birds, our Creator chose the Eagle to be the leader. The Eagle flies the highest and sees the furthest of all creatures. The Eagle is a messenger to the Creator. During the Four Sacred Riguals we will wear an Eagle Feather in our hair. To wear or to hold the Eagle Feather causes our Creator to take immediate notice. With the Eagle Feather the Creator is honored in the highest.