Lakelubbers.com Explores Lake Legends and Myths

April 19, 2010

MONETA, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ — How did Earth’s natural lakes form? Receding glaciers and cataclysmic events such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteorite impact are some of the generally accepted geologic origins of our planet’s lakes. But the original inhabitants of many lakes had their own theories about creation.

New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu is shaped like the curled-up giant, burned to death in his sleep after kidnapping a chief’s daughter. An enraged god threw fists full of earth to create “The 30,000 Islands” in Canada’s Georgian Bay.

A water spirit’s body melted snow and ice while he chewed away the ground to form Wisconsin’s Devil’s Lake. Mount Storm King threw giant rocks to stop warring between native tribes, creating the deep depression that became Washington’s Lake Crescent.

Disguised as a beggar, Jesus commanded water to drown a Spanish village while saving its kind-hearted women, creating Lake Sanabria. And a son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed cut off a mountaintop to create lake Band-e Zulfiqar – then created five more Band-e Amir Lakes before converting Afghanistan’s king to Islam.

Lakelubbers explores the legends and myths surrounding the origins of 13 popular vacation and recreation lakes at:


Lakelubbers.com features tourism and historical information on 1,425 vacation and recreational lakes in 50 USA states and 50 countries. Homeowners and real estate professionals can advertise vacation rentals and homes for sale. Lakelubbers’ writers research and profile new lakes each month.

Lakelubbers identifies the size, depth, shoreline length, fish species and lake activities that enable visitors to find lakes for their vacations or retirement. Visitors can also find lakes close to their hometowns or zip codes, ideal for weekend getaways.

“Lakelubbers” is a play on both “landlubbers” and “lake lovers.”

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