Aug 29, 2005

Moth Folklore

Sphinx MothAlso known as the Hawk Moth and the Hummingbird Moth
photograph by ©Kristina Hockley

The Creator felt sorry for the first children when he realized that their destiny was to grow old and become wrinkled, fat, blind and weak. So he gathered beautiful colors from various sources, such as sunlight, leaves, flowers and the sky. These colors were put into a magical bag and presented to the children. When the children opened the bag, colored butterflies and moths flew out, enchanting them because they had never seen anything so beautiful.

The butterflies and moths also sang, which further delighted the children. However, the songbirds complained to the Creator because they were jealous that butterflies and moths were both beautiful and could sing like birds. Hence, the Creator withdrew their ability to sing. Now butterflies and moths are beautifully colored, but silent.

Even with out colour these moths are glorious in texture and pattern

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