Great Warrior Kitchikewana

A long time ago before Giants Tomb Island ever existed, there lived a great warrior Kitchikewana. He was a God to the Wendat Huron Nation of Georgian Bay. He stood taller than the giant white pines and was stronger than the northern winds.

Although loved by the Wendat people in times of war, during peaceful times he was feared due to his violent temper. To soothe his angry outbursts, the elders decided to find Kitchikewana a wife. The Huron Gods assembled all of the eligible women of the nation in hopes of finding him a suitable princess.


Kitchikewana, the son of the Great Spirit Manitou, unwillingly agreed to this arrangement. But his reluctance was short lived, when he set his eyes upon the beautiful Wanakita. She was the most picturesque princess in the entire nation and Kitchikewana fell madly in love.

Legend of Giants Tomb Island Five Bays created By Kitchikewana

Wanakita shied away from his proposal because her heart was taken by another warrior. Heart-broken, Kitchikewana, in a fit of rage, stomped the ground shaking the earth scattering bears and wolves in all directions and sent birds flying with the winds of his angry screams.

Creating Giants Tomb Island and the other 29,999 Islands

No one could calm the warrior God. Kitchikewana clawed the earth, carving out the five bays of Severn Sound: Penetanguishene, Midland, Hogs, Sturgeon and Matchedash Bays. He gathered the earth in his clenched fist and ran the length of Beausoleil Island casting rocks over Georgian Bay, forming the 30,000 islands.

A despondent Kitchikewana trudged deep into the bay and died of a broken heart. The outline of his body can still be seen today, at his final resting place, Giants Tomb Island.

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