Passaconaway was chief of a Pennacook Tribe who was born somewhere between 1550 and 1570. Legend has it that he could make water burn, turn dried leaves green and make dead snake skin turn into living snakes. Passaconaway is attributed with creating the forestless "old horn" of Mount Chocorua. It is said that Passaconaway started a forest fire that laid the peak bare. Another legend tells that upon his death he was carried away to heaven from the top of a mountain by a sled drawn by wolves.