Mystery #17

The myth of the feral child, whether he be raised by wolves, apes, sheep, cobras, or whatever, is fascinating in its effect on culture.  It’s produced some of the best selling modern stories (Tarzan, The Jungle Book), and the most compelling ancient stories (i.e. the founding of Rome).

Is it our own desire to reconnect with our ancient, wild roots that drives our interest in these tales, or are they a way for us to collectively contrast and reinforce our superiority over nature?

Rakik doesn’t care.  He was raised by a pack of wolves in the Canadian Rockies in the early 1800’s.  Above is one of his many encounters with fur trappers who are after the pelt of his adopted mother, the great white wolf.

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