Great Turtle

North American - In the lore of the Iroquois, the turtle. On which the earth is supported. A tree dropped from heaven into the primordial waters, followed by the beautiful Awenhai. The swans saved her from drowning and reported to Great Turtle who ordered diving birds and animals to dive on the spot where the tree fell and bring up some earth. Several animals died in the attempt but the toad finally succeeded. This soil, spread on Great Turtle's back, grew to form an island large enough to support Awenhai and kept growing until it became the present earth. In some lore, occasionally known as Great Turtle.

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