Glooscap

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  • Creation of Glooscap
  • A very very long time ago there was a Great Spirit Creator who made everything in the world his name was Gisoolg meaning “you have been created”. After Gisoolg created the world with animals birds and plants he caused a bolt of lightning to hit earth.
  • Glooscap Could not Move
  • The lightning created an image of a human body shaped out of sand. Gisooslg once again unleashed another bolt of lightning creating Glooscap, but Glooscap could not move.
  • He was lying on his back facing the rising sun in the east. His feet was in the direction of the setting sun, where the cold winds come from.
  • Glooscap Stood-Up
  • Gisooslg released another bolt of lightning and caused Glooscap to become free and he stood up on his feet, he turned around in a full circle seven times. He ten looked to Gisooslg thanking him for giving him life. Glooscap had travelled in each direction until finally settling in the East where he first came into existance. He questioned Gisoolg why he existed. He was told he would meet someone soon.
  • Glooscap met someone
  • That someone turned out to be Nogami, a very old wise women. He had asked her who she was and how she came to the Mik’Maq world. She told him she was his grandmother and owes her existence to the rock, the dew and Nisgam the Sun. She told Glooscap that if he listened and respected her he would gain great spiritual strength.
  • He was very glad that she was in the Mik’maq world. Glooscap called a marlin fish, which was swimming in the river, to come ashore. It did what he had asked. Gisoolg asked the marten to give up his life so he and his grandmother could survive. He did.
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