|“||Tabaldak is the Creator God of the Abenaki and Algonquian people. His name means "The Owner" who "created all living things but one". as the giant Odziozo is the only being he didn't create.||„|
|— Carl Black|
Tabaldak is the creator among the Abenaki and Algonquian people of northeastern North America.
Powers and Abilities
Tabaldak created people out of stones, but thought these people's hearts were too cold. He broke up these stones and left them scattered over the Abenaki land. Next he tried wood, and out of these came the Abenaki people.
The only creature Tabaldak did not create was Odziozo, whose name means "He Makes Himself from Something." Initially Odziozo only had his hand, and as he was not a creator of things, required help from Tabaldak. By the time he was fully formed, Odziozo had already transformed the world to his vision.
To do this, he piled dirt to make mountains, and dug lines for rivers. He took great care in forming Lake Champlain, and happy with his work, turned into a stone.
Myths and Legends
His name means "The Owner" who "created all living things but one".