BEAR'S SON

My grandmother told the following story:

There lived one girl in the days of past. Once a bear stole her and made her his wife. The woman got pregnant. Then the bear carried her to the village on his back and left.

Soon this woman gave birth to a baby. He was very big and strong. He grew up so strong that he could not safely play with other children, he would break either someone's arm or leg.

The villagers could not bear that. They banished both of them.

They say bears are of humankind. That is why ancient people said that one could not eat bear's meat.