Monday, 30 May 2016

Totem Pole

A Nexus Apache Camp Totem pole, found in the bits box at the BB Toys
This will end up as an abandoned totem pole  in the Bodstonian landscape, where, if anyones taking note, there´s no  religious aspect to the lifes and loves of the inhabitants, Bodstonian or native and it can be used in one of the six ways they were originally intended for;
House frontal poles,
Interior house posts,
Mortuary poles,
Memorial poles,
Welcome poles,
Ridicule or shame poles.

Luckily for my Bodstonian adventures, Totem poles have no religious meaning,and where not worshipped;

Totem poles are not religious objects, but they do communicate important aspects of native culture. Carvings of animals and other characters typically represent characters or events in a story. The carvings may symbolize or commemorate cultural beliefs that recount familiar legends, clan lineages, or notable events. The poles may also serve as functional architectural features, welcome signs for village visitors, mortuary vessels for the remains of deceased ancestors, or as a means to publicly ridicule someone.

Anyway, two of Bodstonias personalities, James Forrester and Adahy come across the abandoned Totempole in THIS Episode from the Federation of Bodstonia

4 comments:

  1. What a fabulous find Paul, you don't see enough totem poles these days.

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  2. Very nicely done Paul and will a great piece for the table.

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  3. Great work on this old Atlantic totem!

    Greetings
    Peter

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