Underwater Panthers

North American - Water-monsters of the eastern tribes. These beasts were said to be like the creatures of the earth in reverse, living under the surface of rivers and lakes. They tried to destroy the earth by dragging it under the water or by inundation. When they tried to destroy Nokomis in one such flood, the trickster god, Manabazho, called on the beavers and others to bring up mud from the bottom from which he made dry land, so saving her life. Sometimes called Underwater Panthers.

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