Some Mythology and Folklore Concerning The Pelican
REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE MULLET RAPPER NEWSPAPER
by Catherine Greenleaf
The pelican is a strange combination. She looks prehistoric with her large head, leathery pouch and five-foot wingspan. Yet she also appears rather comical with her clown-like walk as she waddles on the ground. Believe it or not, this bird has ancient ties harkening back to the Egyptians, Peruvians, and the early Christians.