Description: The Orca or killer whale is one of the most awesome creatures in both real life and Pacific North West Coast art. The killer whale is regarded as the guardian and ruler of the sea due to its sheer size and power.
Killer whales are symbols of longevity and romance since they are believed to mate for life. It is said that if fishermen ever injure a killer whale, it will capsize the canoe sinking the fishermen to the Village of the Whales. It is here where the fishermen will be transformed into whales themselves. Whales near the shore are believed to be humans who were transformed trying to communicate with their previous human families ashore. Others believe that killer whales are reincarnations of deceased native chiefs...Free Spirit Gallery.
To commemorate Groundspeak's Block Party, Geoswag put together a series of tags displaying icons of Washington State and Seattle.
This tag is trackable at www.geocaching.com with its own unique icon.