Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Evil Spirit Petroglyph at Fremont Indian State Park


Posted by PicasaThe Old Ones whose spirits protect the Fremont Indian State Park, have passed the story of this panel down to their descendants. The spirit depicted is a little devil. There is only one evil spirit in the park, and from time-to-time he causes a nasty stir.

My teacher, Peyu, shared a story with me. She found a sacred place protected by the little devil with her children. There they saw secret petroglyphs left by their ancestors and their hearts were filled with joy and understanding.

When she returned to the site with the archaeologist, (a person who did not understand their way, who did not have a good heart) they were attacked by birds and a dust devil sprang from the site and crushed Peyu's tee pee. For weeks after a dust devil would arise from their fire pit and knock down her tee pee. Running out of poles, the Old Ones told her to take an offering of tobacco into the dust devil and run into it, saying ENOUGH - Leave the offering and tell the spirit you will never take a person there again unless s/he has a good heart.

Visit the Fremont Indian State Park Web Site: http://www.utah.com/stateparks/fremont.htm

1 comment:

  1. Interesting story!

    I don't think I'd want to run into that evil spirit . . .

    Thanks for posting the picture of the petroglyphs!

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