The story of the dancing bear is one death and rebirth. I have made many for those who have lost loved ones as a memento to remember and in many cases help heal in the grieving process.
The Inuit believe that when one dies their spirit moves on to another animal. There are many animals to come back as , but the bear is one of the favourites, because of it’s strength,wisdom and hunting skills! So a story goes about an old hunter on his death bed. He finally dies. But a little while later he awakes and discovers that he is a bear. He then dances for joy!