When mother earth was younger. She looked into an enchanted mirror named Willow that showed her childrens life. The mirror Willow showed her pain, war, hunger. Mother smashed Willow burning the frame until only the glass was left showing the grief engulf her happy life. To show her own grief she put the mirror into a nearby tree as the tree changed formed it's branches drooped by the sorrow. Then the tree itself began to cry. It is the mark of Mother Earth's sorrow. Her children call it The Weeping Willow because of Willow becoming the tree's heart and the Tree's pain.