Glooscap - Parrsboro, NS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 45° 24.395 W 064° 19.538
20T E 396261 N 5028972
Quick Description: Glooscap, a figure of Mi'Kmaq legend, appears in more than one place in Nova Scotia, this time at the Parrsboro Town Hall.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/19/2015 3:22:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMPMBN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This much larger than life, as in 20 feet tall, fibreglass statue of Glooscap stands at the rear of the town hall near the northwest corner of the hall. Beside him is an interpretive sign, imparting a bit of information on his origin. One tidbit of information unfortunately missing is who the creator & artist of the statue was. The town's website is also not forthcoming with that information.

In Mi'Kmaq legend, Glooscap was a mythical Mi'kmaq warrior who created the Fundy tides and scattered the gems (his grandmother's jewelry) along the Shore of the Minas Basin.

GLOOSCAP

Town of Parrsboro
Glooscap is an important legendary figure of the Mi'Kmaq people. Many legends are strongly connected to the land and coast of the Bay of Fundy.

Since 1972, this sculpture of Glooscap has stood here to remind us of the importance of cultural connections. The inspiration and passion for this twenty-foot statue can be credited to both Reverend Edward Tuck, former pastor of our St. George's Anglican Church, and Lyle Yorke, a local merchant who, among others, took great interest in the stories of Glooscap. This artistic rendering of Glooscap has since served as the backdrop for countless photos and is widely known in the local area.

To learn more about Glooscap visit the town of Parrsboro website at www.town,parrsboro.ns.ca, visit the Fundy Geological Museum here in Parrsboro, or visit the Glooscap heritage centre in Millbrook, near Truro, Nova Scotia.

(A previous sign read as follows:
"Glooscap is best described as the chief god of the Mic Mac, a tribe of the Algonquin who lived in the woodlands of Eastern North America. The capricious and funloving spirit of these beautiful and exotic people is reflected in the Glooscap legends. Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.)
From the sign beside Glooscap


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Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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