Formed at the point where the Colorado River breaks through the mountains of the American West, the 1,800 metre deep Grand Canyon is endowed with a wealth of natural forms and shapes which have made it inevitable that it would have a colorful and important role to play within the myths of creation of the region’s indigenous inhabitants.
The Native American Indians chose it as their ‘Happy Hunting Grounds’ in which man’s soul lives on after death.
Myth and legend tell of how a giant buffalo ripped open the earth with its horns forcing it upwards toward heaven. This is the kingdom of ‘Coyote’, creator of the world, who is answerable only to the God Manitou.
The Grand Canyon is fact, fiction, legend and myth…a geographical wonder of the worlds of both fantasy and reality.