Galleries : Undying Tales 2022 : UT 9 - Virginia Big-eared Bat


In Iroquois lore, the Jogah are a race of miniature nature spirits. They normally move about, invisible to human eyes, but sometimes they manifest for children, elders, or medicine people. There are different types of Jogah, but one subset, the Gandayah are called Drum Dancers because they are so seldom seen that the only sign of their approach is the rhythmic beat of their drums. They tend the flora, protecting against disease and pests, and if given offerings, they assist respectful Iroquois farmers with the benefit of flourishing crops. Strawberries are symbols of blessing, ripened sweetness of springtime sunlight kissed within a lush red fruit, and the Gandayah have a special affinity for the fruit. They guide the runners along the ground and arrange the leaves the benefit the most from the life-giving sun. The Gandayah occasionally reveal themselves in the different animal form as an omen: a robin to indicate good news, an owl for warning, and a bat for a mortal struggle.

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Size: 7 x 7 inches
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