NARWHAL - 6.5x6.5 inches $180.00 (SOLD)
Highlighted Species: Monodon monoceros
Status: Near Threatened
How the Narwhal got its tusk: An Inuit mother had two children, a daughter, and a blind step-son. The son went hunting with a bow and arrow, and he shot and killed a bear, but the mother lied to him and told him his arrow had not flown true. So while the son was given but scraps to eat, the mother and his sister filled their bellies with the meat from the bear.
His sister had a kind heart however, and so sometimes when their mother was not present, she slipped him bits of the rich and delicious bear meat. One day, a pod of white whales swam by, and the son had realized how cruel his mother was. He lashed her to the passing whales, and as she was pulled away and drowned, her plaited hair twisted in the waters and formed the tusk of a narwhal.
More information about this Inuit myth and variations: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-narwhal-got-its-tusk-180964331/
Size: 6 x 6 inches