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Glooscap was the legendary father of the native MicMac (Mi’kmaq – the Aboriginal group of Nova Scotia). This statue stands at the Glooscap Heritage Centre near Truro, Nova Scotia, and is 40 feet high. The Centre is dedicated to the celebration of Mi’kmaq heritage. For the background story of this mythical person, a good place to go is here: http://wapedia.mobi/en/Glooscap

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canada, native, myth, hero, legend, micmac, novascotia, glooscap

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 5 years ago

    this is wonderful George,,,,,,,,,,,thank you and keep them coming

  • Glad you liked it Vickie. I don’t have very many like this, but I’ll dig them out. It’s a good idea for a Group, probably lots of potential out there.

    – George Cousins

  • I’m getting senile Vickie. After posting “Glooscap”,apparently I didn’t specify that it belonged to Town Giants. I’ll try again. Must be the snowfall we had!

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    If you keep this up, I’m not only going to have an idea of what this country looks like coast to coast, I might even have a slight idea of its history too.
    Thanks!!

  • Thanks Stan and you’re welcome. You should go to that URL I mentioned. The story of Glooscap is really fascinating. We think of old Norse mythology and so on, but we have stories here in Canada that are every bit as good.

    – George Cousins

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 5 years ago

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 5 years ago

    Hi Vickie, just took one last look before sleeptime and here’s a Feature from you! Thanks so much, really appreciate it.

  • zahnartz
    zahnartzabout 5 years ago

    Hi George. Like you, I’m a bluenoser. I was just looking through Town Giants and saw my shot of Glooscap was featured….No, the angle is wrong. Congratulations. It seems that you and I have been shooting some of the same lovely bits of N.S. I was just walking along the Sackville River today taking shots and yesterday it was a loon in Bedford Basin and 5 osprey circling above. There’s certainly no dirth of material here. I’ve enjoyed looking at your work. Keep up the good work…I’ll try not to poach any of your favourite spots!
    Ian.

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsabout 5 years ago

    Hi Ian, we’ve both got lots of favourite spots I’m sure. I have some of my kids in the Sackville River when they were small. Our house used to be the second one from the corner of Beaverbank Road and Sackville Drive, across from St. John Vianney Church. Where the building supply place is now. Lived there for 19 years and then moved out to Lawrencetown Beach. Took that shot of Glooskap on a real rainy and cloudy day, but it turned out reasonably well.

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