Leucism is a wide variety of conditions that result in the partial loss of pigmentation in an animal - causing white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales, or cuticles, but not the eyes. It is occasionally spelled leukism. Some genetic conditions that result in a "leucistic" appearance include piebaldism, Waardenburg syndrome, vitiligo, Chediak-Higashi syndrome, flavism, isabellinism, xanthochromism, axanthism, amelanism, and Melanophilin mutations. Pale patches of skin, feathers, or fur (often referred to as "depigmentation") can also result from injury. Continue reading
Prophecies often speak to the birth of white animals as representing a rebirth for humanity, the sacred animals being harbingers of peace, as foretold by the ancients. White generally refers to the white light of creation, so anything that evolves into light prophesies an enlightened outcome.
Native American legends take us to the birth of white buffalos as the movement from darkness into enlightenment. The first recorded white buffalo in the US was in1833 when a white bison was killed by the Cheyenne during the Leonid Meteor Showers. In ancient times, meteor showers were often associated with similar prophecies.
The skin of this bison is hanging on the wall of Bent's Old Fort in Colorado. The Cheyenne killed this white bison - White buffalo is an American bison (American buffalo) that is considered to be sacred signs in several Native American religions, and thus have great spiritual importance in those cultures and is visited for prayer and other religious ceremonies. White Buffalo through the decades
Legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman
... "A prophecy foretold that the birth of a white buffalo calf would be a
sign that it would be near the time She would return to purify the world."
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