Handed down as a traditional Cherokee story from grandmother to grandchild, the storyteller cautions that long ago before the Europeans discovered Turtle Island and her indigenous people, the elders of those people warned of the monsters with white eyes yet to come.
Similar stories are to be found among the Aztecs and Mexican people. The spirits foretold that the monster with white eyes would cross the great eastern water.
The monster would possess evil and terrifying power, and would wreak destruction in its path. The spirits of the animals and trees began to wither.
Prophecy states that Mother Earth herself would be devastated and her heartbeat would become faint. The monster was said to devour the children of Turtle Island tribe by tribe, with no escape. If one did survive, its spirit would be dead since it would now be lost and have no connection to its ancestors.
The story tells that one day the Earth would begin to sing a death song due to the severity of the harsh conditions.
When this happens, the children of the people who followed the white-eyed monster to the island would look into their hearts and realize that they faced annihilation at the hands of their fathers.
They would find that the spirits of the children of the tribes had been reborn, waiting to guide the children of the white-eyed monster.
The few keepers of the truth would emerge, becoming strong enough to overcome the power of the white-eyed monster, restoring Mother Earth back to health.
The children of the tribes of Turtle Island would lead the people back to the right way. The races would live in peace, the spirit of the animals and trees would return to safety, and the monster with white eyes would fail to exist.
Other such prophecies are to be found in the Cherokee Legend of the White Snake.
[Snake is a metaphor for DNA]