Arola was selected from the group of maidens for this special duty. To go to the top of the mountain and release the bird of freedom. This act symbolized the ending of a long bitter war with a neighboring tribe. This honorable gesture was bestowed upon an exceptional maiden, who the tribal leaders felt was an example of perfect womanhood, possessing beauty, intelligence, kindness and respect for her elders.
Arola followed all the directions her mighty chief gave her perfectly, and after the bird left her hands and flew off into the sunset, she called out to her personal god and guided her horse off the cliff to sanctify the ceremony.