The white wolf sat
in the forest with his future mate. He said, "I want to
tell you about the powers the Great Wolf Spirit has bestowed upon us on this
earth. He explained to her how the woods had provided the wolves with
food and homes.
She was awed when he told her he wanted her for his soul mate. She
when he said that he would sing the sacred wolf song for her. He
appealed to her to join him while he performed the wolf
ceremony, which would join them as one forever more.
She nuzzled up to him to show her approval
As the Alpha Wolf sang, the female wolf listened attentively.
"In my voice hear the hopes
and dreams that we will enjoy."
"I pass the powers I inherited
from my forefathers to you
and one day to our cubs
if we will be so blessed."
"In my eyes see the love and
affection that I hold for you."
"My head raises high to ask the
Great Wolf Spirit to bless our joining."
"And I sing to the heavens,
the stars and the moon."
alpha wolf's eyes filled with tears for he could no longer give his
loving mate faith and hope for their future. All he could say was, "We
The white wolf and his mate left the quiet spot and started up the
mountain, padding softly into the dark clouds above.
And his song floated on the sun's rays from tree to tree. When it
ended it came echoing back from the mountains. When his song was over,
it was as if the whole world listened for the white wolf to get his
The white wolf and his mate waited a long, long time for a reply to his
song but none came. Again he sang, humbly and as invitingly as he could,
until his throat ached and his voice gave out.
Suddenly he realized why no wolves had heard his sacred wolf song.
They were the last of the wolves. There were none left to
After climbing all night with his mate staying very close, the two wolves
found a cave to shelter them from the winter storms.
They lived there until the spring. Now there were four tiny cubs with them.
When they were ready to travel the alpha male gathered up his family
to head down to the valley below where food would be more plentiful.
They began their trek down the other side of the mountain.
After what seemed like a very long time they broke out of the clouds
into dazzling sunlight and a beautiful valley below. They were astounded
to see hundreds of wolves; alpha male and female wolves, omega
wolves and their cubs, all frolicking in the snow. His Wolf Song could
not have been heard on this side of the mountain because of it's height.
That is the reason he had heard no replies.
The two wolves raised their heads and howled to the Great Wolf Spirit
above thanking him for their new cubs and for the rebirth of the wolf population.
Their cubs also howled in delight.
heard the voice of the Great
Wolf Spirit resonate on the winds . He said "Wolves have been on
this planet called earth for hundreds of years, and although severely diminished
in numbers from time to time, we are survivors. We roamed the lands then,
roam the lands now, and will populate and roam the lands forever more, into eternity.
Have faith, for as long as there is a Planet Earth there will be wolves.
I have spoken."
The male Alpha wolf raised his head and joyfully sang his song, loud and clear.
He heard echoes from the mountains and a hundred wolf voices replying in
kind. The alpha female nuzzled his ear and then, cubs in tow, they began
their descent down the mountain to join their family of Wolves.
Nashoba Baleli and Nashoba Ahalaia