Thomas Doty – Storyteller


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Ancient Symbols at Koomookumpts' Bed

At the center of the Modoc universe, where Koomookumpts the creator made the world, are two carved symbols above the stone bed.

On the left is the symbol for completeness. Here is where Koomookumpts completed the world, but it is also where you come to become complete. This symbol is found at several vision quest sites in the region.

On the right is Mount Shasta, visible to the southwest from the bed. The lines represent the ravines Koomookumpts carved with his fingernails to allow water to flow into the basin and fill rivers and lakes.

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