Town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

Glooscap

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Designer: Reverand Edward Tuck

When Built: 1972?

Dimensions:
Height: 20 Feet (6 Meters)

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass

Location:
West side of Town Hall

Reason for Building:

Tourist Attraction. A Glooscap is a prominent character in Eastern Woodland mythology.

Additional Information:

In 1999, Rev. Tuck installed an addition to the statue named "Marten", a young male friend of Glooscap who liked to dance. It was life-sized and installed on Glooscap's right hand. Over a period of months the weight of this statue caused Glooscap's right arm to start collapsing. Gary and Kevin Hurley (local men - father and son) repaired and refurbished the statue. Marten has been removed and will be placed next to the Glooscap rather than on it.

The sign reads: "Glooscap is best described as the chief god of the Mic Mac, a tribe of the Algonquin who lived in the woodlands of Eastern North America. The capricious and funloving spirit of these beautiful and exotic people is reflected in the Glooscap legends. Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.

That is Cheyenne Perrin in the picture.

Information Source: Town of Parrsboro and Canada's Gigantic! by Henri Robideau

Picture Source: Kyle Egger

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Created By DMY on February 5, 2000
Last Updated: October 22, 2000