Native Americans perform sun dance to ensure good weather at the Olympics
Much of the talk about the Olympic Games leading up to this point has revolved around the weather. It has been particularly hot in London, with temperatures reaching into the mid-80s and a number of athletes complaining that the only dormitories with air conditioning are the ones Team Great Britain is staying in. Next week is suppose to be a bit cooler and remain in the mid-60s to lower-70s, but the forecasts are showing a risk of some thunder showers.
A group of Native Americans from the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers of Arizona are hoping to help keep things dry in the coming weeks. According to the Daily Mail, the Apache dancers performed a ritual on Thursday in an attempt to keep the sun shining over London during the Games.
“Over the past week I have begun daily prayers and requests to the Creator, asking him to speak with the rain on our behalf,” Chief Ken Duncan said. “I have visited with and asked my spiritual elders from various tribes to pray with me. Many will be with me in spirit as I approach the rain, and the prayers will continue until I return to Arizona.”
“I am asking the rain to watch from afar and see the many people from the many lands come together and play as one.”
The athletes and fans will need all the help they can get from Chief Duncan and company, as many forecasters are predicting the first week of August could be a washout with temperatures that are cooler than normal.
H/T LBS contributor Ellen