- "A thousand centuries ago in Africa, the /Xam Abathwa tribe gathered to share a story. The tale of a girl who dug her hands in the wood ash and threw it into the sky to create the Milky Way. And hidden there, a secret buried among the eternal stars, was a message. An enormous letter in a bottle made of space and time, visible only to those whose hearts were open enough to receive it."
- —Michael Burnham[src]
"The girl who made the stars" was a story and human legend among the /Xam Abathwa tribe of ancient Earth. The legend described the origin of the Milky Way Galaxy in the night sky of Earth.(DIS episode: "Brother"Short Treks episode: "The Girl Who Made the Stars")