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American Indian Butterfly Legend

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My bedtime reading at the moment is the biography of a cat called Dewey who lived at the library in Spencer, Iowa, having been rescued from the ‘Returned Books Dump’ as a tiny kitten by the Head Librarian.

When the Librarian’s daughter was getting married she asked her mother to make a lot of the arrangements as she was living away from home. One of the things her mother arranged was specially packed and refrigerated butterfly pupae which were placed in envelopes and given to the guests. The mother then told the gathering about the Butterfly legend :

As a gift to His human children, the Great Spirit created butterflies. He took black from the maiden’s hair, yellow from the warm summer sun, and blues from the lake and sky. Once he gathered the most beautiful of colors, He made them into butterflies.


If you want a special wish to come true, capture a butterfly and whisper your heart’s desire to it. Since butterflies make no sound, they cannot tell the wish to anyone but Him. Being so colorful, the butterflies will easily be seen and the heart’s prayers quickly answered.


By making a wish and releasing the butterfly, it will be taken on the wings of love to the heavens and granted. Softly whisper your wish for their eternal love and bliss, then carefully release and free the beautiful creature.


The guests then opened their envelopes and all the butterflies emerged.

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Lovely story Wagger :))

10 Feb, 2010

 

really enjoyed that wagger, lovely pictures to ;o))

10 Feb, 2010

 

Fascinating legend, accompanied by some stunning photos. Well done and thank you :)

10 Feb, 2010

 

A wonderful story accompanied by wonderful photos. I wonder if 'healerwitch' knows of this legend ? :-))

10 Feb, 2010

 

brill photos

10 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely butterfly blog and fascinating tale...:o)

10 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely story and beautiful photos Wagger.

10 Feb, 2010

 

Breathtakingly beautiful photos and tale . Thanks

10 Feb, 2010

 

Gorgeous pictures and story.

13 Feb, 2010

 

great story, stunning photos! thanks

13 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely story and fab pics Wagger....

14 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks all! Pics from a site of copyright free pics - wish they WERE mine. Forgot to put in the blog the book was a lovely read for cat lovers everywhere. There's a lovely website at http://www.deweyreadmorebooks.com/thebook.php

Not trying to steal your blogs, Healerwitch but couldn't resist this little story when I saw it in the Dewey book, lol. Love your tales of American Indian legends.

14 Feb, 2010

 

That's a nice story . I'll have to remember it :o)

14 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you, Hywel. Be worth a try in the summer maybe?

14 Feb, 2010

 

Maybe so :o)

14 Feb, 2010

 

Wagger...I do not mind (and they are the people's not mine!) :o)))

Thanks for sharing what you found

14 Feb, 2010

 

Makes one long for summer aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Loved the tale, thankyou. Sue x

15 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Beautiful pictures and a lovely story...Thanks, Wagger...

15 Feb, 2010

 

Thats a lovely story Wagger..........

20 Feb, 2010

 

Glad you liked it.

21 Feb, 2010

 

What a lovely story, with some stunning pictures of heavenly butterflies.

28 Feb, 2010

 

I'll be whispering to every butterfly I see this summer, lol.

3 Mar, 2010

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