This Ojibway legend tells of the Great Flood and how the sacred Turtle Mountain was formed.
One day when the earth was new, Nanabozho looked out the window of his house beside the wide waterfall and realized that all of the flowers in his meadow were exactly the same off-white color. How boring! He decided to make a change, so he gathered up his paints and his paintbrushes and went out to the meadow.
Anishinaabekwe, the Daughters, You are the keepers of the water. I am Nibi… water.. the sacred source, the blood of Aki, Mother Earth, the force filling dry seeds to great bursting. I am the wombs cradle. I purify.