Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 2 - Firefly



FIREFLY - 6.5x6.5 inches - $175.00 (SOLD)
Firefly I - 4x7 inches - $100.00 (SOLD)
Fire Thieving Fox - 3.5x4 inches - $70.00 (SOLD)
Firefly II - 3.5x4 inches - $20.00 (SOLD)

Status: Fireflies are becoming more scarce because of human encroachment into their environments and light pollution have made it difficult for them to signal and communicate, as well as interfering with breeding. Turning off your lights at night is a simple measure that can help.

Highlighted species: Lighting Bugs from the family of insects Lampyridae

Range: Temperate and tropical zones worldwide

An Apache legend on the origin of fire: Tricky Fox wanted to steal fire from a firefly village. To distract the Fireflies, he suggested a festival, filled with song and dance. He offered to play the drum for them by tying a piece of cedar bark to his tail and beating on it with a stick. As the Fireflies danced and celebrated, Fox sneakily stuck he tail into the fire and lit the bark. He escaped from the village with the fireflies in pursuit, and as he ran, his tail dropped sparks of fire everywhere. When he tired, he passed the bark to Hawk, who continued carrying the blaze and scattering more sparks in his wake, and this is how fire was spread over the Earth. The Fireflies continued to chase Fox until he took refuge in his burrow, and they told him that his punishment for his thievery was that he would never use fire himself!

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2019, Stephanie Law

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