If you sat there watching the stars at night, you’d see streaks of light flashing across the dark sky in front of you. This is thought to be the ancient People of the Sky who were so restless when the world was in its infancy that they travelled endlessly and made trails in the heavens. Sadly, not all of the stars have the ability to move and travel like the others. The North Star sits there alone, still and unable to move and this is Na-gah, the North Star’s story and why The North Star Stood Still.
A long time ago, when Na-gah roamed the earth he spent most of his time adventuring, being daring and brave making his father intensely proud of him, his father rewarding him with huge earrings on his ears to make sure everyone knew he was important. Always feeling so brave, Na-gah would always look to climb mountains, searching out new ones that he could climb and live on. One day, he found a particularly high mountain whose peak disappeared into the clouds, but he couldn’t seem to find an easy way to the top, there was no obvious trail or route. His searching paid off and he soon found a crack which took him down into the mountain but then up through the centre of the mountain towards the top. The going was tough and lots of loose rocks fell around him, but he kept climbing in the vain attempt to make his dad even more proud than he already was, until Na-gah heard a deep and fearsome noise which made him shake and he fell to his knees, becoming afraid and tired from all the climbing.
Na-gah had no option but to give in to his fear and decided to head back and look for another route on the cliffs again, only to find that his way was blocked by all the falling rocks. He dusted himself off and plucked up the courage to climb within the mountain more, now even more determined to successfully make the climb. After a strenuous climb, he saw a flicker of light and his spirit was boosted oncemore knowing that he had made it to the top of the toughest mountain that he’d ever come across. There was only one problem, however, looking around him he could hardly see anywhere to move and there was no path back down with the way he came blocked by the fallen rocks.
Na-gah was stuck on the mountain, but he was happy, for he had climbed the mountain and he was so determined to succeed that he was overjoyed by his achievement. Looking around him, he was at the highest point that he could see and the view of the earth was breathtaking. He then heard his father, Shinoh, calling for him for he’d been searching for him whilst walking across the sky. Shinoh soon realised that Na-gah was stuck on the mountain and felt sad, fully knowing that his adventurous and brave son was no longer able to travel and climb anymore and would die on top of the conquered mountain. Shinoh, however, took it upon himself to give his son the greatest honor by turning him into a star and letting him shine where everyone could see him, acting as a guide in the sky for everything living down below on earth. He is now the North Star, translating into native tongue as Qui-am-i Wintool Poot-see.