Friday, March 4, 2016

Cherokee Indian Legend of Fairies or Little People

Cherokee Indian Legend of Fairies or Little People




Now and Long Ago-A History of the Marion County Area, 1969

  

   Another god invoked in the hunting songs is Tsu´l’kalû´, or “Slanting Eyes,” a giant hunter who lives in one of the great mountains of the Blue Ridge and owns all the game. Others are the Little Men, probably the two Thunder boys; the Little People, the fairies who live in the rock cliffs; and even the De´tsata, a diminutive sprite who holds the place of our Puck. One unwritten formula, which could not be obtained correctly by dictation, was addressed to the “Red-Headed Woman, whose hair hangs down to the ground.”