Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cherokee Indian Legends of Fairies and Red Haired Women

Cherokee Indian Legends of Fairies and Red Haired Women


Cherokee Legend of Fairies and Red Haired Woman


 Another god invoked in the hunting songs is Tsu´l’kalĂ»´, or “Slanting Eyes” (see Cherokee Myths), a giant hunter who lives in one of the great mountains of the Blue Ridge and owns all the game. Others are the Little Men, probably the two Thunder boys; the Little People, the fairies who live in the rock cliffs; and even the De´tsata, a diminutive sprite who holds the place of our Puck. One unwritten formula, which could not be obtained correctly by dictation, was addressed to the “Red-Headed Woman, whose hair hangs down to the ground.”



                                                                           
Cherokee's Bee-hive tombs, legends of fairies, giants and a religion based on the supreme sun god are all very similar to Scottish legends.