Odzihozo is a mythological being who created himself from nothing and formed Lake Champlain and its
surrounding landscape. The name Odzihozo literally means "he makes himself from something unknown or unspecified"
(often translated as "man created from nothing" or "man who made himself from something.")
Odzihozo is sometimes confused with the Abenaki culture hero Gluskabe (Glooskap).
Indeed, some folklorists believe they are one and the same. However, this is unlikely. For one thing, Abenaki elders have said that this is
incorrect. Also, stories have been recorded that feature Gluskabe and Odzihozo interacting with each other. And finally, the two characters
have very different features-- unlike Gluskabe, Odzihozo has no legs (moving around the country by crawling), does not interact with
humans or animals of the mythic age, does not have a grandmother or any other family, does not play a trickster role, and ends his
adventures by turning into a rock.