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Thursday 15 May 2014


Trees in Okefenokee Swamp
The Okefenokee Swamp lies in Georgia and Florida and many legends have been told about it.  One of these is that a humanoid, 13' in height, was once killed there.  However, it is another legend on which I intend to focus today: that of the Daughters of the Sun.

The story goes that these are beauteous maidens who live somwhere in the swamp in a place called Lost Paradise.  Once it is said some white men went into the swamp, so Creek legend tells us. They became dizzy and overtired and collapsed, but the beauteous maidens turned up and tended them.  When they had recovered, a cloud of smoke enveloped them, taking them away.  But so taken had they become with the Daughters of the Sun thatthey returned to the swamp and were seen no more.

Earlier the Spaniards are said to have sought the Daughters of the Sun, but they sought them fruitlessly.  If the Indians knew where they dwelt, they weren't telling them.

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