Cherokee legend is based upon one of the largest known petroglyphs in the South Eastern United States named Judaculla Rock. Tsul-ka-lu is Cherokee for 'great slant-eyed-one'

Steve,
Due to the recent interest in the Cherokee and huge owls, I am sending you a link regarding a particular Cherokee Indian Giant and the legend surrounding him. The giant that I am referring to is called Judaculla or Tsul-ka-lu in the Cherokee tongue. This legend is based upon one of the largest known petroglyphs in the South Eastern United States named Judaculla Rock. Tsul-ka-lu is Cherokee for "great slant-eyed-one". This giant was said to have seven fingers and toes and could leap from mountain top to mountain top throughout Western North Carolina where the Cherokee lived. What makes it unique though is that it had slanted eyes. The following link will provide more information: http://www.appalachianhistory.net/2011/09/judaculla-rock.html . I encourage you to look deeper into this mystery surrounding the slant eyed giant. I wish I knew more regarding this giant myself.

On a somewhat related note, I too have witnessed a pair of the huge owls around three feet in height. Although it was nearly twenty-five years ago, I will never forget the sight of them!
Thanks,
A.

Sep 22, 2013

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