List of Native American deities

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Native American tribes have maintained numerous mythologies regarding deities throughout their histories. Native American belief systems include many sacred narratives. Such spiritual stories are deeply based in Nature and are rich with the symbolism of seasons, weather, plants, animals, earth, water, sky & fire. Deities play a large part in these narratives.



Blackfoot religion[edit]



Main article: Ho-Chunk mythology


Main article: Hopi mythology
See also: Kachina


Main article: Huron mythology


Main article: Inuit mythology
  • Igaluk - lunar deity
  • Nanook - master of bears
  • Nerrivik - sea mother and food provider
  • Pinga - Goddess of the hunt, fertility, and medicine
  • Sedna - sea Goddess, ruler of the underworld
  • Torngasoak - sky god


Main article: Iroquois mythology


Main article: Kwakiutl mythology


Main article: Lakota mythology



Main article: Diné Bahaneʼ


Main article: Pawnee mythology


Main article: Salish mythology


Main article: Seneca mythology


Taíno mythology[edit]

  • Yaya (god), supreme God/Great Spirit in Taíno mythology.
  • Yayael, the son of Yaya.
  • Atabey (goddess), Mother goddess of fresh water and fertility. Female counterpart of the god Yúcahu.
  • Yúcahu, the masculine spirit of fertility in Taíno mythology along with his mother Atabey who was his feminine counterpart.
  • Guabancex, the top Storm Goddess; the Lady of the Winds who also deals out earthquakes and other such disasters of nature.
  • Juracán, the zemi or deity of chaos and disorder believed to control the weather, particularly hurricanes.
  • Guatauva, the god of thunder and lightening who is also responsible for rallying the other storm gods.
  • Coatrisquie, the torrential downpour Goddess, the terrible Taíno storm servant of Guabancex and side-kick of thunder God Guatauva.
  • Bayamanaco, Old man fire; the Taíno spirit of Cohoba and guardian of the secrets of sweet potato bread.
  • Boinayel, twin god that looked after rain, rain, and more rain.
  • Marohu, the sunny God of good weather; Boinayel's twin brother.
  • Maketaori Guayaba, the god of Coaybay or Coabey, the land of the dead.
  • Opiyel Guabiron, a dog-shaped god that watched over the dead; often associated with the Greek Cerberus.