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White Bears are real. They are not an albino variant of the North American Black Bear, nor are they Polar Bears, rather they are a naturally occurring rare species of bear that still roams the lush wilderness of British Columbia and other areas of the Pacific Northwest. They are also known as Spirit Bears, the Kermode Bear or the Sacred White Bear, and their population is no more than 400. They also have a long storied mythology among the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest, mostly the Kitasoo and T’simshian people.
According to science: White Bears are smarter and better hunters. They have evolved truly as an example of survival of the fittest, and though their numbers are small, they are resilient, intelligent and hardy. They have survived against all odds.
According to mythology: Multiple legends and creation myths in early American literature recount that White Bears were created to remind all people and animals of the hardships and devastation of the Ice Age, that their appearance was to be a mark or a sign to others. White Bears were the first and greatest creation of the Earthmaker and were sent into the primeval earth to stabilize it. White Bears are also the source of all knowledge and inspiration. Among the Cherokee, wounded bears go to White Bears for healing.
In other words, they are special. So is Liz. To borrow a line from Red, “very special.”