on Friday, November 13, 2009
There are 3 adorable Olympic Mascots.
The first mascot is a sea bear called Miga who lives with her family pod off the coast of Vancouver. A sea bear is part killer whale and part bear which is inspired by the legends of the Pacific Midwest First Nations where orca whales turn into bears when they arrive on land. Miga loves to snowboard.
The next mascot is a sasquatch called Quatchi. He loves to play hockey and dreams of becoming a goalie. The sasquatch remains a mystery as to whether or not one really exists in the great wilderness of Canada.
The third mascot is Sumi who is an animal spirit who lives in the mountains of BC. He wears the hat of the orca wear, flies with wings of the Thunderbird and runs with the strong legs of a bear. His name means "guardian spirit". He is a great fan of the Paralympic Games.
It is very interesting to learn about the significance of the mascots as it educates us on the legends and beliefs of the First Nations where there is a great connection between the animal, human, and spiritual world. I am sure these mascots will be found under many Christmas trees this year! Click here if you are interested in purchasing a mascot.
Thank you to all of the Canadian Olympic athletes for making the Vancouver 2010 Olympics so memorable!