Judaculla Rock

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Judaculla Rock


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  • Judaculla Rock Rd.

    Cullowhee,   NC   28723


The Judaculla Rock is a soapstone rock with numerous Native American symbols etched throughout. It is deeply associated with the Tsu’kalu or Judaculla (meaning “he has them slanting” or “slant-eyed giant”) legend of the Cherokee. Like most Native American tribes, the Cherokee believed the spirit world influenced things in the physical world, and that every man and piece of nature (animals, weather, plants, etc.) exhibited a spirit. The gods of the spiritual world controlled the spirits, and often times the Cherokee relied on a mediation between the physical world and the spiritual world. Judaculla Rock served as a landmark for the hunting god.

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Judaculla Rock Rd.
Cullowhee NC 28723


Latitude: 35° 18' 11.88" / Longitude: -83° 6' 41.4"

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