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Crayfish, also known as crawfish, do not play a prominent role in the folklore of most Native American tribes. Like other small animals and insects, they sometimes appear in legends to symbolize meekness and humility. In Osage mythology, however, Crayfish is a much more important figure who plays the role of Earthdiver, the small but brave creature who retrieves mud from the bottom of the primordial ocean so that the earth can be created.
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