A Nice Touch
Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:29 AM
Then the guide took the second branch, dipped it again in the blood of the wound and placed the branch in the mouth of the stag. He explained it was symbolic of the last meal for the animal that had given it's life. They spoke a few words that was suposed to be a ritual for hunters of that region in showing respect for the fallen animal. I then recalled seeing something similar in a movie I had watched a few years ago. It was The Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis. At the first of the movie they slew a buck and Chingachgook performed a similar native ritual to thank the animal for the gift and to show respect. I'm not sure if in fact that is the actual native ritual, but I did a little research and it is noted that it was native culture to carry out something that in essence gave the same respectful message and to wish for more successful hunts.
I thought that was a nice touch, other than just seeing hunters focus on the head gear.
Geoff / TBow
Posted 24 October 2009 - 02:17 PM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 04:32 AM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:43 AM
Edited by Spirithawk, 25 October 2009 - 08:45 AM.
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