Mystical birds of Ancient Kuzhebar
Kuzhebarian tales say about three mystical
birds, who are providers of different power-sorces. For
mortals, however, the birds were dangerous and indifferent at
the same time. One of them symbolizes
darkness, another light and the third one wisdom.
Kuzhebarian people believed that each of
these birds come to each person one time a life and everybody
has to choose with which of them to be connected. People
give their emotions, intentions and thoughts like food to the
birds and birds provide them a power they have. One
gives the power to complain or to be angry, another the power
to be joyful and to laugh, and the third one gives access to
On the left you can see the first one of the
birds, the darkness bird, also called the "gloomy-bird"
in kuzhebarian mythology. As usually described in kuzhebarian
tales it is shown crying with the symbols of power it gives
and takes above and under its head. The symbols on the frame
depict the ways the gloom-bird can be connected with people.
On the right you can see the Urhat-Bird, the
bird of Light and Joy. As the ancient kuzhebarian tales say
Urhat has four eyes and one of those is a human one. With it
the bird can see the world in the way the human beeings do.
Three other eyes of Urhat are looking into three different worlds:
the spirit world, the world of living beeing and the "horhu"
world - the world of different living beeings.
Ancient Kuzhebarina tales say that Urhat had tought people how
to create magic sounds by using special devices, that is why
it is always shown playing a flute, a jew s harp or a ghost