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Ya-o-gah

by Micha F. Lindemans
In Iroquois mythology, the north wind, the Bear, unleashed at the door of Ga-oh's cave. When Ga-oh unfastens this leash, winter hurricanes sweep across the land, and the water freezes from Ya-o-gah's icy breath. The power of Bear is such that he, if bidden, could crush the world in his storms or destroy it with cold.

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