Mythology and Footwear

256px-PumaNov06Today, I told a First Nation myth about how turtle outsmarts eagle and frees the animals.  In the story all the animals become enslaved by golden eagle after loosing to him in a race.  Golden eagle’s first challenger is the puma.

A kindergartener seated in the front row, called out, “What is a puma?”  Quick as a flash, another kindergartener answered, “It’s a shoe.”

I run into the same issue when telling the Greek myth involving the Winged Goddess of Victory, Nike.

Happy Storytelling!

Cheryl Thornton





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