It all started when a lumber jack went into the forest to chop some wood and incidentally freed a trapped forest goddess. The lumber jack is taken back thinking he came across some sort of genie. Being eternally grateful for being freed, the goddess plays along and tries her best to grant him three wishes.
The lumber jack wished he could fly so he could touch the sky. The goddess thought for a moment since she couldn't give him wings. So she grew a towering size plucking the earth underneath him so he could ascend to the heavens. Elate the lumber jack desired to share this experience with someone and wished for a child. From the mist came a flock of birds and a stork delivering a healthy baby. The lumber jack now became a proud father.
Overwhelmed by these miracles, the lumber jack goes on a bent knee. "Now that we created a child together. Will you marry me forest goddess and help raise a warm and loving family?," The lumber jack requested. "Is this your third wish?," The goddess asked. "No," replied the lumber jack and shyly mention it was his humble proposal.
The forest goddess happily agreed and raised 12 more children together with the lumber jack. Myth has it that one of the children was named Paul Bunyan. The lumber jack never did used his third wish, but when you marry a goddess who would have the need?