The Native American Butterfly Legend
As a gift to his human children, the Great Spirit created
butterflies. He took black from the maiden’s hair, yellow from the
warm summer sun, and blues from the lake and sky. Once he
gathered the most beautiful of colors, he made them into butterflies.

If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a
butterfly and whisper their wish to it. Since a butterfly can make no
should, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the
Great Spirit who hears and sees all. Being so colorful, the
butterflies will be seen and the heart’s prayers quickly answered.

In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great
Spirit always grants the wish.
So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly
its freedom, the wish will be taken on the wings of love to the
heavens and be granted.