I did a lot of research on different animals and their symbolism as part of my AS Level Art project last year entitled 'People and Animals' and I thought it would be fun to share some of the stuff I learned. Here is Part 10: Whales. This is the final part! Scroll to the end to get the links to the other parts!


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  • In China, Yu-Kiang, a whale with human hands and feet, was said to rule the sea
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  • The Tlingit people say that orcas were created when the hunter Natsihlane carved eight wooden fish and told them to swim
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  • In the Tyrol region of Austria, if a sunbeam were to fall on a female entering womanhood, she would be carried away in the belly of a whale
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  • The Japanese hold funerals for beached whales
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  • A whale cult in Japan have cemeteries with grave stones dedicated to whales killed to feed the people - whale embryos found inside the mother's dead body were buried with the same respect as humans
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FILM: Free Willy
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SONG: L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. by Noah and the Whale

Whale Gallery

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