One of the creation myths of the world recounts that a woman descended from the sky to become the grandmother of all humans.
She was welcomed by the Great Turtle who offered her shell to make a country for Sky Woman.
Until today North America is called Turtle Island by First Peoples in memory of this creation myth.
The author was freely inspired by the Wendat version of the legend. The small turtle clutching to Sky Woman's womb, the Turtle's dream, Woman Healer and Circle Warrior are creations of the author.