THE LEGEND OF WOKUM
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The Legend of
Wokun or Bloody Creek – Nova Scotia Folktale
Long before anyone really
traveled and enjoyed the scenery of Nova Scotia there were small
villages that did not always see eye to eye with their neighboring
village. One day, two Micmac warriors from villages such as these began
to quarrel. The quarreling exploded into an all out battle. Knives were
pulled and these warriors began to slice each other to bits. They were
fighting as it was told like two grizzly bears wanting the same game
after a long winter’s nap.
the two warriors slipped on the muddy banks of the creek and fell in.
As he fell, he lost his grip on his knife and it floated to the bottom
of the creek. He tried desperately to grab his knife. His body was
bloody and of course, he was in miserable pain. Each time he stretched
out his hand, the knife would slip farther from his reach.
warrior watched as his opponent sank under the water and lay very
still. There the warrior laid in the blood stained water as the other
warrior walked away. A few hours later villagers found his body in the
water drenched in his own blood. They pulled his body from the water
and tried in vain to retrieve his knife that still slipped out of reach
of anyone that tried to grab a hold of the knife. The creek was not
very deep however, the knife slipped away to everyone’s
surprise underneath a rock nearby.
that day, many have tried to retrieve the knife without any luck.
Nothing has moved the knife from the location including raging waters
in the spring or passerby’s that are intrigued with the
of this, the creek is known today as Wokun, which means knife, by the
Micmac villagers, however, others know it by Bloody Creek.
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