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From: "Penny Ferguson" <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Jutaculla (Tsul' kalu)
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 22:57:51 -0500
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same book, page 477

Tsul kalu, The slant eyed giant (p.377): The story of Tsul kalu is one of
the finest and best known of the Cherokee legends. It is mentioned as early
as 1823 by Haywood, who spells the name Tuli cula, and the memory is
preserved in the local nomenclature of western Carolina. Hagar also alludes
briefly to it in his manuscript Stellar Legends of the Cherokee. The name
signifies literally "he has them slanting," being understood to refer to
his eyes, although the word eye (akta, plural dikta) is not a part of it.
In the plural form it is also the name of a traditional race of giants in
the far west (see number 106, "The Giants from the West"). Tsul kalu lives
in Tsunegun'yi and is the great lord of the game, and as such is frequently
invoked in the hunting formulas.
Penny



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