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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: August 6, 2020
Caption: Ancient Spirits Marker
Additional Description: Captions: (left) Vision Quests As a sacred place, Crater Lake was often the destination of vision quest. Young men journeyed alone to the lake, seeking spiritual guidance for their future. Later in life, men might return on a search for skill, power, or the answer to a crisis. This practice continues today.; (right) Crayfish Story Llao controlled lesser spirits appearing in animal form. One was a giant crayfish that would pluck away visitors from the rim and drag them into the chilling depths. Such stories were a lesson to be respectful when visiting the caldera.
Submitted: October 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p542324
File Size: 3.547 Megabytes
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