Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Tolba

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Tolba
Tolba

Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Tolba

Name: Tolba

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Tribal affiliation: Abenaki

Alternate spellings: Doleba, Dolba, Tôlba, Tôba

Pronunciation: tawl-buh

Also known as: Plawinno (one who waits)

Type: Turtle

Tolba the turtle is one of the main characters of Abenaki creation mythology. Tolba and Moskwas the muskrat were the two animals responsible for the creation of the earth, as Moskwas successfully dived to the bottom of the ocean to bring up mud and Tolba volunteered to carry the new land on his back. This myth is not told in the other Wabanaki tribes and may have been borrowed from neighboring cultures where it is more common, such as the Ojibwe or Iroquois tribes.

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