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Raven Brings the Light: A Northwest Coast Legend


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In a time when darkness covered the land, a boy named Weget is born who is destined to bring the light. With the gift of a raven's skin that allows him to fly as well as transform, Weget turns into a bird and journeys from Haida Gwaii into the sky. There he finds the Chief of the Heavens who keeps the light in a box. By transforming himself into a pine needle, clever Weget tricks the Chief and escapes with the daylight back down to Earth.

Vividly portrayed through the art of Roy Henry Vickers, Weget's story has been passed down for generations. The tale has been traced back at least 3,000 years by archeologists who have found images of Weget's journey in petroglyphs on the Nass and Skeena rivers. This version of the story originates from one told to the author by Chester Bolton, Chief of the Ravens, from the village of Kitkatla around 1975.


The classic legend of the origin of daylight.

About the Author

Roy Henry Vickers is a renowned carver, painter and printmaker

whose Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino, BC, has become a provincial

landmark. In 1998, Roy was appointed to the Order of British

Columbia and in 2006, the Order of Canada, and has received the

Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. He currently lives in

Hazelton, BC.Robert Budd (known as Lucky) is the host of the CBC radio series Voices of BC. Holding an MA in history, he has digitized many high profile oral history collections including that of the Nisga'a First Nation. He is the author of the book Voices of British Columbia, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award, and currently lives in Victoria, BC.

Product Details

Vickers, Henry
Harbour Publishing
Vickers, Roy Henry
Budd, Robert
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Birds
Publication Date:
24 colour illustrations
9 x 10.5 x 0.25 in 525 gr

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