Volcano Woman's Tears Earrings

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  • Volcano Woman's Tears Earrings, Sterling Silver
  • Volcano Woman's Tears Earrings, Sterling Silver : The tears of the Volcano Woman are portrayed as small frogs on a weathered cedar log.
$96.00
Item No. 2329E
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The tears of the Volcano Woman, a powerful figure among the Northwest Coast tribes, are portrayed on these earrings as small frogs on a weathered cedar pole. The earrings were designed by our own David W. Morgan, based on one of his favorite Haida myths. The earrings are about 1 inch long. Leverback earrings. Sterling silver. Shown full size. Made in USA.

The tears of the Volcano Woman, a powerful figure among the Northwest Coast tribes, are portrayed on these earrings as small frogs on a weathered cedar pole. The earrings were designed by our own David W. Morgan, based on one of his favorite Haida myths. The earrings are about 1 inch long. Leverback earrings. Sterling silver. Shown full size. Made in USA.

  • The Legend
    The story of the Volcano Woman and her Frog-son, a myth of the Haida, describes how an entire village was destroyed by a volcano. Once, five young hunters, among them a Prince, went to a nearby stream to fish for trout. After they had caught some and roasted them for dinner, a large frog appeared and jumped onto the trout. The Prince at once caught the frog, threw it into the fire and killed it. But the frog was the son of the Volcano Woman. Soon the Prince and his companions heard the wailing of the Volcano Woman, "My son! Give me back my son!", and the frightened hunters set off for their village. The woman cursed them as they ran, saying, "Each of you shall die, one by one!" And so it happened, the hunters dropping dead one by one, until only the Prince remained. As he reached the village and told of the disaster, he also died. The rumblings of the volcano increased as the wailing of the woman grew louder, and the fire and lava flows destroyed the entire village. Only a few people survived. The tears of the Volcano Woman as she sought her son are often portrayed by small frogs creeping down her cheeks.

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