Thursday, January 15, 2015

Shawnee Bread Dance Song


"She created us, and so we dance.
She smiles down upon our dance.
She grows happy because we dance.

We are her grandchildren, and so we dance.
Our dance is our best prayer to her.
She laughs in happiness because we dance.

We are her children, and we must dance.
If we were ever to forget, she would weep.
She would never cease her weeping.

She is the mother to whom we dance.
If only insect tracks marked our dancing grounds,
she would forget us too, and we would die.

She is the goddess who dances through us.
We are her children, and we must dance.
She created us, and so we dance."

~~ Shawnee Bread Dance Song

Resource: The Goddess Companion by
Patricia Monaghan

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