between worlds by shadowlea

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Dolphin Mythology

A common story throughout Micronesia is of cetacea that emerge from the sea in the form of humans to watch village celebrations and activities in secret. One such tale comes from the Ulithi people of the western Caroline Islands (in what is now The Federated States of Micronesia). In ancient days, two ‘dolphin women’ emerged from the sea to watch the local village men dance. They did this for several nights in succession. One evening, however, the trails that the dolphin women left behind on the sand were noticed by one of the village men, and he became suspicious. He lay in wait the following night, and after the women had emerged from their dolphin bodies he hid the tail that belonged to one of them. This dolphin woman was therefore not able to return to the sea, and stayed in the village to become the man’s wife, and the mother of his two children. One day, by chance, she found her tail, which her husband had been secretly storing in the roof of their home. She put the tail back on and made her way down to the beach. Before returning to her oceanic home, she implored her children never to eat dolphin meat, and thus it became taboo for any member of the village to ever harm or eat dolphins.


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Love art, have done some travelling, enjoy meeting people who have open minds and question the world they live in…..and their place in it….

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  • canonman99
    canonman99over 3 years ago

    very nicely done……….

  • thanks you, your view on this appreciated cannonman

    – shadowlea

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Fabulous work Irene . . . Excellent image!! . . .

  • glad you think so hugh, thanks for the compliment

    – shadowlea

  • AmbientKreation
    AmbientKreationover 3 years ago

    Wonderful story! Great image…

  • thanks very much for your thoughts Ambient and visit

    – shadowlea

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    love this~~~~~~~~:)

  • thanks for your view LisaBeth on this one … cheers

    – shadowlea

  • yvil1
    yvil1over 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and scene! Love the colors! :)

  • appreciate your thoughts on this Yvonne, thanking you

    – shadowlea

  • spiritualdigita
    spiritualdigitaover 3 years ago

    I love this image! The story is superb! I am lucky enough to surf with dolphins regularly and they are so very special. Wise beyond comprehension and very spiritually gifted. Many blessings to you for a such a special piece!

  • dolphins are special, unfortunately I admire them from afar as I am a poor swimmer, appreciate your thoughts on this Craign…thank you

    – shadowlea

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful. there a group you should join that i host
    out of The Blue

  • thanks Nancy for the invite….look forward to joining

    – shadowlea

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 3 years ago

  • thanks very much for this honour Nancy, one very much appreciated

    – shadowlea

  • Ann Morgan
    Ann Morganover 3 years ago

    You really know how to mix realism with other worlds. The blending in of the rays shooting out from Earth to the body are gorgeous. The whole artwork is really nicely done. Really nice Irene.

  • thanks very much for your compliment on this Ann, appreciate your saying so

    – shadowlea

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 3 years ago

    exquisite interpretation,fine looking work

  • thanking you Larry for your view and visiting

    – shadowlea

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