Legends Of The National Parks: Acadia's White Walker By Derek Anderson, Joel Anderson, 2022
- Legends Of The National Parks: Acadia's White Walker
If you hear a shrill, shrieking cry in the forests of Maine’s Acadia National Park… beware! A White Walker may be nearby. This feral beast is said to be at least 7ft tall, looking quite like Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest but clad entirely in white fur. Indigenous legends from the Penobscot, Micmac, and Passamaquoddy tribes say that every White Walker was once a man (that’s right, there’s more than one White Walker) but that if the man committed a terrible crime, dark magic would possess the man and turn him into this hideous creature. Called “Kiwakwa” which translates to “walks about the woods,” this creature may be cured by a Native American herbal remedy that can unfreeze its frozen heart, but it would take a brave soul indeed to get close enough to attempt it! Inspired by the folk stories and Indigenous legends of America’s mysterious creatures and mythical monsters, Anderson Design Group poster artists hand-rendered a vintage-styled poster of a White Walker, an original depiction available as a poster print, canvas, metal sign, mini-canvas, or as a notecard or postcard. This original illustration would make an excellent wall decor piece or a great gift. To learn more about White Walkers, check out this list of Indigenous writings about available at the website: Native Languages of the Americas.