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Winter had stayed for many seasons and the animals were very concerned that summer would never return.
Odjig (Fisher) was implored by the animals of creation to free the birds of summer from captivity by greedy beings in the hole in the sky (Pleiades). When Odjig was successful at freeing the birds the greedy being shot arrows at Odjig as he leapt from the hole in the sky. The arrows pierced his tail and he tumbled from the star world to the earth. Odjig would not survive to see summer. He gave up his spirit to free the birds and brought summer back to the lands.
The animals gathered and prayed to the creator to bring back Odjig as all the animals would miss his bravery and unselfish spirit.
Kitche Manitou heard the prayers and decided to do something. He took several great stones from the earth and hurled them high in the sky. The great spirit shaped them into the Great Odjig as a reminder to all on the earth of how Odjig gave his life so summer would return to the land.
The story is written from several legends I have heard over the years. Miigwech