Dec 15, 2006

Face Rock in Bandon

Legend has it (from the Nah-So-Mah tribe) that Ewanua, a beautiful Indian princess was visiting tribes along the coastline with her father, Chief Siskiyou. While the local tribes lived in constant fear of Seatka, the evil spirit of the ocean, Ewanua and the other members of her mountain-born tribe held no fear of the evil one. Following a great feast set in celebration of their visit, Euwana carried her pets (one dog and a mother cat and her kittens) out to the edge of the sea with her before swimming far out from shore.

All of a sudden, a fearsome creature grabbed her, and Komax, her dog, fearing for Ewanua's life swam out into the dark water and bit Seatka. Hurt and furious with the animal, Seatka kicked off the dog and threw it, along with the cat and her kittens, out into the sea. Filled with rage over losing her beloved pets and knowing the power that lay in Seatka's eyes, Ewanua from then on, refused to look directly at him. Today, she lies in the ocean, looking skyward, continuing her refusal to look into Seatka's eyes, who sits nearby. Her beloved Komax, her cat and the kittens lie to the west of her, waiting in vain for their mistress to arise from the cold ocean.

The rock shaping the face of Ewanua is now called Face Rock

Since pod was the first one to say this looked like a face I declare him the winner :) Pod if you send me an email with your address I will mail you your prize. Yay POD!!

I was very sure everyone would know it looks exactly like a face. Once you see it, you can't see it any other way.

These rocks are the dog, cat and kittens of the brave Indian Princess

dog and kittens copy

14 comments:

  1. Very interesting, Faye. I didn't know the story. One of the things I love about your POD is the history and descriptive narrative you add to your photos.

    And I'm saying this just because you're my sister. hehe Nita

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  2. LOL I meant to say I'm NOT saying this just because you're my sister.
    Well, you know how I feel. :)

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  3. Nita, yes I know how you feel. :)

    POD will be happy to know you love him too LOL.. OK. I know you meant PAD. I love you too funny sister.

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  4. merci pour cette histoire, j'etais loin du compte ;o) Bon Weeck end

    thank you for this history, I was far from the account ;O) Good Weeck end

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  5. That's an interesting legend. And the picture is fantastic!

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  6. I love these legends. I thought it was a face but didn't know about all the animals included. Nice picture too.

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  7. I'm sulking! Of course it's a face!! Incidentally, the icon appears willy-nilly on different sites; I think it depends on the server used by the blogger. No other explanation. The rocks and surf are lovely!!

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  8. I love the legend, great post. Your coast line is awesome.

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  9. Bummer I missed Pod's post and thought I was the first. :( Oh well next time. :)

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  10. MPRPRO - you snooze you lose! ;0p

    hurrah! hurrah!! i won. i love prizes!! how do i contact the fayeness??

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  11. Ok, this is an interesting blog you have going here...some great pictures all ove rthe place. This story, too, was interesting!

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  12. I like this photo. There's just something about beaches and rocks. :)

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