Little Turtle

North American - In the lore of the Iroquois, the animal who brought light to the world. When the earth was formed on Great Turtle's back, it was dark so he ordered Little Turtle to climb into the heavens to remedy the situation. She collected flashes of lightning from the thunderclouds, rolling them into a large ball which became the sun and a smaller ball which became the moon. Sometimes identified as Little Turtle.

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