Ogopogo A-Go-Go!

Raku Vase - Ogopogo

The Ogopogo, also known as N’ha-a-itk,

Is reported to live in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo is commonly described as a 40 – 50 foot long sea monster resembling the extinct Basilosaurus.

The name ‘Ogopogo’ is thought to have originated from a song originally performed at a dance hall in Vernon, British Columbia.

 His mother was an earwig,
His father was a whale;
A little bit of head
And hardly any tail—
And Ogopogo was his name.

The Sylix people thought N’ha-a-itk was a water spirit, a man turned into a monster for murdering a respected elder.

It was said that the only animal who could tolerate his company was the rattlesnake.

. . . Which i guess must be the reason why no one can get close enough to take a clear picture of the Ogopogo!

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  1. The texture on the vase is so dramatic and tactile. The texture and color resemble the hide of a dinosaur…perhaps a Basilosaurus…perhaps Ogopogo??? I’m somewhat familiar with the the Ogopogo legend (as a kid I was fascinated by cryptozoological monsters, or at least the theories behind them–what kid wouldn’t be, amirite?). It would be fun if some of these creatures actually exist. 🙂

    1. it sure would! i imagine they would be hard to find since they are hiding from us humans, which I can TOTALLY understand.

  2. I remember camping in the Okanogan Valley as a child. We had a milk carton (purchased locally, I would imagine) that had a picture of Ogopogo on it. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen the creature mentioned on wordpress before. Well done.

    1. Wonderful! i formerly lived in the area and was introduced to Ogopogo at that time 🙂 Glad to bring a little Okanogan to you!

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