For anyone who has read any of the books in the Twilight Series written by Stephenie Meyer the legend of how the Quileutes descended from wolves has held fascination and excitement. Many sites go out of their way to downplay the myth which is an important part of history in the lives of the Quileute Tribe. Is it so different from our own creation story of how God created the first man and woman?
Q’wati, the Transformer, is the guardian of the Quileutes. He is the diety that created the first Quileute from a wolf. It is thought that he was so pleased with the first Quileute that he changed all the wolves into Quileutes and that is why no wolves can be found in Washington. He is a teacher and has taught the Quileute how to survive against neighboring Tribes.
Since the 1930′s , it is well known that for decades wolves are rarely found in Washington. There have been many reports of people sighting lone wolves but when the area was searched no wolf-pack has been found. Perhaps, the Quileute Legend is not so far from the truth?
People have been reporting the sightings of wolf-men or werewolves, they report that they are not wolves but more human like with hands vs paws. What if there was some magic still left in Q’wati’s (aka Qwati, Kweheti, K’wati, Q’waeti, K’wa’iti, Qati,Kwati , Kwatee) magic bag? I know this sounds like something out of MonsterQuest but if you dig deeper it brings up some interesting questions.
I find it odd that no reports of any wolf attacks on sheep, dogs or other animal, let alone a human has ever been reported near Forks, Washington. Wolves are being spotted more often and are making a comeback.
The state has a law that prevents anyone from harming any of the gray wolves. Perhaps the state knows something they are not telling. Is Jacob’s wolf pack roaming the night around Forks?
I know this is all speculation, people much rather believe in things they’ve never seen such as aliens, Bigfoot, or some unidentified cryptid.
A legend is an event or a series of actions that are perceived by a person or group and passed down from person to person. They generally are based on some fact with the exception of an urban legend. The Quileute did not have a written language so all their history had to be passed down from person to person in the form of stories. This was so they could preserve what they learned and teach others in their tribe.
If not for the legends being retold we would not know that the Chimacum, who where related to the Quileutes, were relocated to the Quimper Peninsula as they became separated by a flood.
The creation of the first Quileute must of been a spectacular event. As you may know from reading other articles on this site, Q’wati experimented some and made minor improvements to the lesser animals, he gave beaver his tail and stuck horn on a deer. He considers animals to be stupid and dumb. First he tried to create people from dirt but when they came in contact with the stream they become globs of moving mud until they were swept away by the river. He then travels to the Quileute land looks around but finds no one, no people. Two wolves walk up to him watching him. So here is Q’wati standing in front of two wolves, he is very wise so all creatures are considered to be below himself. He speaks the words and transforms the wolves into the first Quileute. He tells them that they will be strong and brave, that they can only take one wife. If they become chief they are allowed to have several wives, no more than eight.
Q’wati is so pleased with his creation that he watches over the Quileute so that they can grow tall. He teaches them how to be civilized and teaches them how to gather food and build shelter. The Quilieute grow and prosper and become a great nation. Still they never forget what Q’wati did for them and their creation myth of how the first quileute was created from a wolf.
What if the legend is true?
Breaking Dawn Quotes
The friendship that had sprung up between Edward and Seth was something that still boggled my mind. It was proof, though, that things didn’t have to be this way. That vampires and werewolves could get along just fine, thank you very much, if they were of a mind to.
The redcoats are coming, the redcoats are coming.
Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.680
If any of the wolves stood with us, the Volturi would be sure to search out the rest. They had gambled their entire species on this stand. And we were going to lose.
Aro, my old friend. It’s been centuries.
Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.685
I have not committed the crime you are here to punish me for.
Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.686
Truly, Carlisle, nothing would please me more than to preserve your life today.
Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.686
So many pointless rules, so many unnecessary laws you create for yourself, Carlisle. How is it possible that you defend the breaking of one that truly matters?
Caius, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.686
Of course he wanted Edward. Once he could see into Edward’s mind, he would know all our thoughts. Except mine.
Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.689
The shield blew out from me in a bubble of sheer energy, a mushroom cloud of liquid steel. It pulsed like a living thing – I could feel it, from the apex to the edges.
Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.690
It was almost physically painful to do it, but reluctantly I pulled my shield back and left Edward exposed again. The laughing mood had vanished. I focused totally on Edward, ready to shield him instantly if something went wrong.
Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.691
Edward’s chin came up arrogantly, and he held his hand out to Aro as if he were conferring a great honor.
Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.691
Every secret thought, every strategy, every insight – everything Edward had heard in the minds around him during the last month – now was Aro’s. And further back – every vision of Alice’s, every quiet moment with our family, every picture in Renesmee’s head, every kiss, every touch between Edward and me… All of that was Aro’s now too.
Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.692
I never dreamed of the existence of such a thing in all my centuries. What an addition to our histories!
Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.693
I think a compromise on this one point is certainly acceptable, under the circumstance. We will meet in the middle.
Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.694
Emmett, because he was dying to go. Jacob, because he wouldn’t be able to bear being left behind. Both nodded. Emmett grinned.
Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.695
Interesting company you keep.
Demitri, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.696
You look good. Immortality suits you.
Felix, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.696
In truth, young Bella, immortality does become you most extraordinarily. It is as if you were designed for this life.
Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.696
Calmly and carefully, brother. I know well how you love your justice, but there is no justice in acting against this unique little one for her parentage. And so much to learn, so much to learn! I know you don’t have my enthusiasm for collecting histories, but be tolerant with me, brother, as I add a chapter that stuns me with its improbability. We came expecting only justice and the sadness of false friends, but look what we have gained instead! A new, bright knowledge of ourselves, our possibilities.
Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.698
They’re committed to protecting human life, Aro. That makes them able to coexist with us, but hardly with you. Unless you’re rethinking your lifestyle.
Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.699
So much to discuss. So much to decide. If you and your furry protector will excuse me, my dear Cullens, I must confer with my brothers.
Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.700
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