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Spirit of the Seasons, part 10: Wenabozho and the Gift of the Blueberries

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

Miini-giizis (Blueberry Moon) / Abitaa-niibino-giizis (Middle of the Summer Moon)( (July 3, 2023)


 

Ojibwe Woodland art painting by Zhaawano Giizhik, titled Wenabozho and the Gift of the Blueberries
Wenabozho and the Gift of the Blueberries, painting by Zhaawano Giizhik

 

Boozhoo!


Last night, in the early morning, another full moon has risen, indicating the start of what some of us call Miini-giizis: "Blueberry Moon." The image, a painting I did yesterday, depicts the full Blueberry Moon shining her light on our friend and teacher Wenabozho, who, despite his infinite wisdom, feasts on the ripe blueberries. Well, "indulges" is a better description, because anyone who is familiar with the Wenabozho stories knows that he always tends to overdo things. He just doesn't know when to stop...



Illustration: Wenabozho and the Gift of the Blueberries ©2023 Zhaawano Giizhik

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