Humankind has forever had a connection to the bear. The earliest known religions were those of the bear cults. Evidence of ritual burials and reverence of bear remains has been seen in nearly every culture in the world.
- Scandinavian Mythologies
- Greek Mythologies
- Names of Respect
- Ainu bear ritual
The Ainu people felt deeply connected to bears.
- Ursa!: The Bears in the Sky
Many people saw the patterns of stars that look like bears...
Berserkers and wild men of the north.
Beliefs of ancient greece.
Many cultures found a spiritual kinship with the bears, and speaking the name of the animal would bring swift retribution from the gods.