In the Iroquois mythology Breath of Wind
is the daughter
, and the mother
of Ioskeha or Joskeha
Breath of Wind is part of the Iroquois creation myth; in the beginning the celestial beings lived in the sky and the monsters lived in the deep oceans. Then Ataensic, a divine being fell from the sky into the primeval waters. The turtle offered her his back as a resting place. Then some animal brought her a little clay, out of which Ataensic produced dry land. Ataensic gave birth to a daughter (Breath of Wind) who, though a virgin, gave birth to twins, Tawiscara and Joskeha.
Breath of Wind dies in childbirth and after her burial imparts fertility to the soil.