The seven brothers became Ursa Major. The Big Dipper is the more famous part of the constellation.
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Ursa Major (Changing Bear Maiden)
In Navajo myth, Ursa Major, the Great Bear, originated from the story of the Changing Bear Maiden. In the story, a girl accepts a bear as her husband. Her younger sister tells the father, who in turn kills the bear. Furious, the elder sister uses flesh from the bear's paw to transform into a bear. She goes on a rampage, killing several people.
The younger sister and seven brothers attempt to flee their sister. The bear turns back into a girl and chases after her siblings. One by one, the oldest killed six of the brothers. However, the youngest brother brought them back to life.
The seven brothers flew up into the sky and became Ursa Major.
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