Reaches for the Sky

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A reference to the moon leaving the sky as the sun rises. In Navajo mythology the moon and sun were created by First Man and First Woman. The sun is given a blue mask and the moon a white mask and both are given eagle feathers to help them move across the sky. However, due to the wind the moon lost its feathers and so follows a strange path through the sky. The moon is often referred to as one of the Holy People in Navajo mythology.

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"Dawn moon, August 10, 2015" by Ed Dunens is licensed under CC BY.

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