The Sun

 

SUN – LIFE, ENERGY & KNOWLEDGE

The Sun is a symbol of creation and life’s energy.  In some of the stories the Sun is a person, people seek him out looking for assistance and his knowledge of the world.  In many coastal myths, the sun is a metaphor for enlightenment and knowledge.

The Sun can be identified in Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations art as a circle that most often is depicted with a hawk or human face in the center.  Large rays fan out symmetrically in all direction.

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Symbology