A huge blue ox, the constant companion of Paul Bunyan, the mythical hero of the lumber camps of the United States.

Bunyan rescued the calf from drowning during the Winter of Blue Snow. He took him home and warmed him by the fire, but the little ox remained blue, so Bunyan named him Babe the Blue Ox. In Bunyan's camp, Babe grew to an enormous size. It was said that he was the height of forty-two ax handles and that it took a crow one full day to fly from one horn to the other.

Babe was present when his master and friend created the Black Hills of Dakota and the Grand Canyon.



  • Dixon-Kennedy, Mike. (1996). Native American Myth & Legend. London: Blandford.