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Sedna

Lui Collins/with the children of the 2nd annual Grumbling Gryphons Theatre Arts Camp/August 5, 1993

I learned of the myth of Sedna through Leslie Elias, director of the Grumbling Gryphons children's theatre group. Versions of this myth are found in many parts of the world. The Netsilik Eskimos give the Sea Goddess the name of "Nujialak"; in many versions she is known as Sedna. I wrote the song, with creative input from the children, for Leslie's 1993 Grumbling Gryphons Theatre and Arts Camp's production of Elke and the Magic Gryphon. The narrative is my version of the myth of Sedna, based on information from Leslie. Many thanks to Leslie for sharing the myth with me. I am grateful for the privilege of working with her. Recorded with Children's Chorus.

Sedna, Sedna, Sedna
Beautiful Goddess of the Sea
You're no longer alone
For I love you so
In your giving your spirit's set free.

Human once, but pushed away,
You sank sorrowfully into the sea
Alone there you've dwelt, with the pain in your heart
As the anger controlled you and held you apart.

Sedna, Sedna, Sedna
Beautiful Goddess of the Sea
You're no longer alone
For I love you so
In your giving your spirit's set free.

I too have felt hurt by uncaring words
So I know of the pain that you feel
But I've seen you give from your body so freely
And I know the truth of who you really be.

Sedna, Sedna, Sedna
Beautiful Goddess of the Sea
You're no longer alone
For I love you so
In your giving your spirit's set free.

©1993 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI