Michabo is the Great Hare, the grandson of the Moon and son of the West Wind. His mother died in childbirth but he was not fostered, because he was born fully developed and with all knowledge (compare: Quetzalcoatl).
The Algonquians believe that they were made by Michabo, who also made the earth, invented fishing nets, water, fish and deer. He lives where the sun rises, and the souls of good Indians go to live with Michabo. According to the Algonquians, there was once a great flood which covered the earth: "Michabo told the Raven to bring him a lump of clay to remake the world, but the raven couldn't find any. Michabo then sent an Otter, which dived but brought nothing back. At last, Michabo sent a Musk-rat who returned with some soil which Michabo used to remake the earth and he married Musk-mouse by whom he had children to re-people the earth."
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