The Algonkins, however, thought otherwise, and the myth itself suggests a theriomorphic earth-maker.
The Iroquois are in advance of the Algonkins; their creator-hero has no touch of the animal in him.
Deluge), we meet again with the primeval waters and the world-egg, and with the famous mythological tortoise-theory, 5 also found among the Algonkins (§ 2) - antique beliefs gathered up by the framers of philosophic systems, who felt the importance of maintaining such links with the distant past.
"The Algonkins say that birds always make the winds, that they create the waterspouts, and that the clouds are the spreading and agitation of their wings."
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