Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Auel, Jean M.
They were smiling at her. Ayla and Jondalar had been travelling for fun for a few days and had just decided to go back to the cave when the Mamutoi hunters found them. Because their clothes were the same, they assumed they were Mamutoi and called out a greeting, but Ayla was shocked by the instant acceptance of the smile, which has a very special meaning to her.
Bison. Ayla went out on Whinney to search for the prey and Jondalar stayed to finish the new weapons. Ayla was overwhelmed when Jondalar gave her the spear thrower with the Bison carved on it because he was giving her more luck than himself.
Fire. When Jondalar saw Ayla make the fire with the firestones, he got very excited and drew her attention to the fire; he was repeating the same word over again which she then tried to copy, leading to her first lesson in words.
To go home, tell the story and take something nice for their mother. Thonolan told Jondalar that their mother knew he wasn't going home, but would be very upset if Jondalar didn't. He also made him promise to take her something special, as Willomar always did when he came back from the trading missions.
Thonolan had been gored by a woolly rhinoceros. When Thonolan went to get some wood for the raft, Jondalar heard the commotion and discovered that the Rhino had followed them and attacked Thonolan. He was very worried and unsure of what to do, when the Sharamudoi came along.
She won't let the hyenas kill her. Ayla had killed Whinney's dam and when the hyenas tried to kill her she got very angry and chased them away with her sling. She then realised she would have to take responsibility for the young animal.
Losadunai. Although the first people they stay with on their journey are the Lanzadonii, the stay is not documented in the book. We are first introduced to the brothers after they cross the Glacier and meet the Losadunai hunting party.
Cave Lions. The cave lion is Ayla's Totem. Although there was evidence the cave had been used by cave lions, it was very old and had obviously been abandoned for a long time.
They are brothers. They are classed as brothers as they were born to the same woman (Marthona) although they have different fathers.
She had been cursed with death. She was dead to the Clan - her only choice was to try and find the others.