Today, 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.