Pawnee Indian Fire Ceremony Called Hako

Pawnee Indian Fire Ceremony Called Hako

 

“I know not if the voice of man can reach the sky

I know not if the Mighty One will hear us pray,

I know not if the gifts I ask will all be granted

I know not if the word of old hath been received

I know not what will come to pass in days to be

I hope that only good will come, my children, unto you.”

 

He then makes the fire and when the flame comes, he says:

 

“Now I know that the voice of man can reach unto the Heavens

Now I know that the Mighty One hath heard me when I prayed

Now I know that the word of old – we have truly heard it

Now I know that Tirawa Atius, Heaven, our Father, hearkenth

unto man’s prayer.”