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Native American Lake Mythology

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about lakes.

Native American Lake Gods and Spirits

*Lake Monsters
*Horned Serpents
*Water Panther
*Water Babies (Western tribes)

Native American Legends About Lakes

*Myth of the Transformer:
    Abenaki legend about the creation of Lake Champlain.
*Origin of Clear Lake:
    A Patwin legend about how Clear Lake was formed.
*Nanabozho and the Great Serpent:
    Chippewa story about the Lake of Spirits (Manitou Lake.)
*O-bawb-ika lake story:
    Algonquin Indian legends about a haunted lake.

Recommended Books of Lake Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Nanabosho and Kitchie Odjig:
    A nice retelling of a Chippewa Indian legend about a trickster learning not to mess with the lake.
*Sacred Water: The Spiritual Source of Life * The Waters of Life: The Facts and the Fables:
    Two interesting books on the role of lakes and other water in world mythology and spirituality.

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