In Miwok lore, animal spirits are the ancestors of humans. Coyote is one of the earliest culture heroes, also seen as a trickster god, and creator. In one of the creation stories, Silver Fox moved through the darkness of existence. At that time, there was only water. There was no earth yet, nor other creatures and life. She was lonely, and so she lifted her voice and wove her solitude in a song. Coyote heard her, and together they decided to sing the world. Through the vehicle of song and dance, they brought the multitudinous beauty of the world into being.
Size: 7 x 7 inches