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There is a First Nations legend about this rock. A young warrior chief of the Squamish Nation lived in the forest with his wife who was expecting their first child. One morning she woke him with the news that the time had come. Following their traditions they went to the sea to swim so they would be clean and pure and their child would also be pure. After a few minutes he helped her out of the water and she went into the forest to give birth. He continued to swim so he would be a worthy father. A boat approached him paddled by four larger than life beings who ordered him to get out of the water. He refused because he was doing this for his child. They were angry but he would not give in. Then they all heard the sound of a newborn child crying. The men in the boat were agents of the Great Spirit who were testing him. They told him that he would never die. He would stand tall and straight in that very spot forever as a monument to clean fatherhood. And if you go into the woods at that point you will see a large rock and a small rock. The mother and the child were also immortalized.

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cevas

Thank you Lorna! I'm glad you like the picture and the legend.

goingsilver

A great legend to go with an interesting rock! Thanks Cathy.

cevas

Hi Trudy, Ank and Jim ! Thank you very much for your notes. I found this story in an old book (1911) by E. Pauline Johnson called Legends of Vancouver. Her First Nations name is Tekahionwake and she heard this legend from Chief Joe Capilano.

jcarroll

Nice photo and nice story, Cathy!

puzzeljac

A beautiful photo and a very beautiful legend. I'm glad you told us. Thanks dear.

TrudyTai

I had never heard that legend before -- thanks for sharing. It is very touching.

cevas

Hi Pattyanne. Neighbours! :-)
Thank you Gladstone. Glad you liked it!

Gladstone

Very interesting. Thanks cevas.

Ah. Not Washington state but close.

cevas

Thanks Higgie! Nice to meet you. You are very welcome!

Higgie

Beautiful picture...Beautiful legend. Thank you cevas, for the picture and the legen.

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