Seneca World Tree

Seneca World tree branches that pierced the sk and roots that delved down into the underworld. In the center of that world there grew a great tree which bore flowers and fruits, and all the people happily lived from the fruits of the tree. The tree also bore a great blossom at its top. The blossom was luminous and lighted the world above. It filled the air with a wonderful perfume. The roots of the tree were white and ran in four directions, deep through the earth, giving firm support to the tree. The Great Chief built his lodge around the tree, and the people gathered daily around it. http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00875/text/SenecaC.htm