Gnowee

October 11th, 2007 by sabrina

I think what I love most about doing this is discovering Goddesses I had never heard of before, and especially being able to share their stories.¬† This is one is the most imaginative reason for the sun traveling across the sky that I’ve ever heard.

Gnowee is the sun Goddess of the aboriginal people of southeast Australia. Gnowee lived on the earth at a time when the sky was dark and people used torches to see their way. One day while she was gathering yams, her baby son wandered away. With a huge torch, Gnowee set off in search of her son, but she couldn’t find him. She continues to search for him every day, lighting our skies with her torch.

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