Animals, in particular, are known to have spirits that interact with mankind, often to guide people or offer their wisdom and other gifts. Area of expertise: Many things, lots of stuff, Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present The Gods, Goddesses, Spirits and legendary characters of Native American mythology. The Gods have provided us with a robust privacy and cookie policy which all mortals are advised to read. They especially loved the land, which they called their 'mother'. Animal spirits in particular were very powerful and it was necessary to thank them and placate them if you wanted to make a meal of them. Many modern medicine people will not discuss their practices or beliefs with non-Native American individuals, simply because the rites and rituals are sacred and not to be shared commercially. Please mention Godchecker.com when praying to the Gods. Some of these are creator gods, others are tricksters, deities of the hunt, and gods and goddesses of healing. A fertility god Seneca: Kaakvha: Solar deity Snohomish: Dohkwibuhch: Creator Taíno: Yaya (god) Supreme God/Great Spirit Taíno: Yayael: The son of Yaya Taíno: Atabey (goddess) Mother goddess of fresh water and fertility. This is for a variety of reasons–some people are descended from the many tribes that are indigenous to North America, and so are paying homage to the beliefs of their ancestors. Explore Native American mythology Raven. Try entering just the first three or four letters. This list is frequently updated — we are constantly discovering more names! Godchecker™ is a trade mark used under license. Try entering just the first three or four letters. It was based on the desire to appease 'the spirits', which they did in a variety of ways. Many legendary characters have more than one name. Patti Wigington is a pagan author, educator, and licensed clergy. The Talking god, god of the dawn and the east, The House-god, god of evening and the west, Mother goddess of fresh water and fertility. Twin god of the moon and of rain, rainstorms, and floods. , which they thought would bring buffalo to them. Native American religions often honor a vast array of deities. Please do not copy without permission. Please do not copy without permission. Often, these “evil” entities were the foes of gods/goddesses primarily worshiped or were personifications of acts of nature (e.g. Creator; god of goodness and light. Some of these are creator gods, others are tricksters, deities of the hunt, and gods and goddesses of healing . This list of names from Native American mythology compiled by the data dwarves at Godchecker.com. For more on this, and the way that different people view this issue, be sure to read Cultural Appropriation. Many legendary characters have more than one name. Instead, most Native tribes use the phrase “medicine people” to refer to the elders who practice these sacred rites. We have 217 individual gods listed in the Native American pantheon of gods and spirits. Whenever the hunter came across a beautiful scene ... he paused for a moment in worship. The way of life of Native Americans was based on cooperation to keep their society together. Goddess of storms and water. Examples: JUPITER, JUP, JUPI, Also known as Manidoog, Manidoowag, Manito, Manitoa, Manitoo, Manitu, Mantóac. The Gods have provided us with a robust privacy and cookie policy which all mortals are advised to read. Gods are often known by several names. Copyright © 1999-2020 Godchecker, Inc. All rights reserved. A tribe in a southeastern mountainous area has very different elements to their beliefs than, say, a tribe from the plains of South Dakota. Others, with no discernible genetic link whatsoever, find themselves drawn to Native American beliefs simply because those practices and stories happen to resonate with them on a spiritual level. Native American religions have many types of Gods, which include Gods of creation, culture, gods of the dead, monster, transformer, and trickster. Their spiritual beliefs were quite different from those of the new settlers on the Great Plains. Native American Gods CHALCHIHUITLCUE Lady Precious Green, wife of Tlaloc. A'akuluujjusi, Aakuluujjusi, Abaangui, Achi, Achiyalabopa, Achiyalatopa, Acna, Adekagagwaa, Adlivun, Agreskoui, Agriskoue, Ahayuta, Ahayuta Achi, Ahe'a, Ahea, Ahmeto Lela Okya, Ahmetolela Okya, Aholi, Ahsonnutli, Airesekui, Airsekui, Aisoyimstan, Akba-Atatdia, Akna, Alignak, Alk'umta'm, Alk'unta'um, Alkuntam, Allowat Sakima, Alowatsakima, Amala, Amitolane, Amotken, Anaye, Angak Chin Mana, Angak'-Chin-Mana, Angak'chin' Mana, Angakkuq, Angakok, Angalkuq, Angekkok, Angokoq, Anguta, Aningan, Apikunni, Apisirahts, Apotamkin, Apotampkin, Apoyan Tachi, Aqas Xena Xenas, Aqas-Xena-Xena, Areskoui, Arnaknagsak, Arnakua’gsak, Arnakuagsak, Arnaquagssaq, Arnarkusuagsak, Arnarquagsag, Arnarquáshaaq, Asagaya-Gigaei, Asgaya Gigagei, Ataensic, Ataentsic, Atahensic, Atius Tirawa, Atse Hashke, Awanawilonais, Awitelin Tsita, Awitelin Tsta, Awonawilona, Badger, Bakbakwakanooksiwac, Bakbakwalanooksiwae, Bakw'bakwalanukshay, Bakwas, Baxbakualanuchsiwae, Baxbakualanuxsiwae, Baxbakwalanuswae, Baxbakwalanuxsiwae, Baxbaxwalanuksiwe, Beaver, Begocidi, Bemee-Geedzin-Pobi-Zeed, Big Head, Big Rabbit, Bikeh Hozho, Binaye Ahani, Black God, Blue Jay, Bluejay, Bokwus, Bukwis, Capa, Chacomat, Chacopa, Chakekenapok, Chehooit, Cherwit Make, Chibiabos, Chinigchinich, Chipiapoos, Chulyen, Copper Woman, Corn Maiden, Corn Mother, Corn Woman, Corn-Maidens, Coyote, Coyote, Crow, Dajoji, Dawn, Dâyuni'sï, Dayunsi, Dew-Eagle, Djivut Maka, Dohkwibuhch, Doquebuth, Dzalarhons, Dzelarhons, Dzoavits, Earth Doctor, Earth Maker, Earthmaker, Eeyeekalduk, Ehlaumel, Eithinoha, Enumclaw, Eototo, Esaugetuh Emissee, Estanatlehi, Estasanatlehi, Estsanatlehi, Ew'ah, Ewah, Ga Gaah, Ga-Oh, Ga'an, Gaan, Gahe, Gaoh, Gendenwitha, Gendewitha, Girl Who Married The Moon, Gitche Manitou, Gitche-Manito, Gitchi-Manitou, Gitchie-Manitou, Gitsche-Manitou, Glooscap, Glooskap, Gluscabe, Gluscabi, Gluskab, Gluskabe, Gluskap, Godasiyo, Grandmother-Corn, Great Chief Above, Great Hare, Great Head, Great Magician, Great Rabbit, Gudratrigakwitl, Guguyni, Gunnodayak, Gunnodoyah, Gunnodoyak, Gwaxwgwakwalanuksiwe, Gyhldeptis, Hahgwehdaetgah, Hahgwehdiyu, Haokah, Happiness Girl, Hastseoltoi, Hastshehogan, Hayicanako, Hé-No, Hemaskas, Hemokyätsik, Heno, Hino, Hinon, Hinu, Hinun, Hisagita-Imisi, Hisagitaimisi, Hisakitaimisi, Hototo, Human Maker, Huruing Wuhti, Ibofanga, Ictinike, Igaluk, Ignirtoq, Ikto, Iktomi, Inktomi, Ioi, Ioskeha, Irdlirvirisissong, Isitoq, Issitoq, Iya, Iyatiku, Kachinas, Kahyangwuti, Kaiti, Kananeski Anayehi, Kanati, Kanontsistóntie's, Kapoonis, Karwan, Kashare, Kat'sinas, Kioskurber, Kitche-Manitou, Kitchi-Manitou, Kitshi-Manitou, Kivati, Kloskurbeh, Kohkang Wuhti, Koko, Kokopelli, Kokyangwuqti, Kokyangwuti, Konearaunehneh, Kookyangwso'wuuti, Koshare, Koshari, Koyangwuti, Koyemshi, Koyemsi, Kumokum, Kumush, Kunenhrayenhnenh, Kushali, Kushapatshikan, Kutnahin, Kwa-Kwakalanooksiwae, Kwahn, Kwakwakalanooksiwae, Kwan, Kwatee, Kwatyat, Kwekwaxa'we, Kwekwaxawe, Kwikumat, Kwikwilyaka, Kwikwilyaqa, Ma'ii, Maheo, Malsum, Malsumis, Malsun, Mana, Manabozho, Manabozo, Manabush, Manibozho, Manidoog, Manidoowag, Manisar, Manit, Manito, Manitoa, Manitoo, Manitou, Manitu, Mantóac, Marten, Mesing, Mesingholikan, Mesingw, Michabo, Mishibijiw, Mishipeshu, Mising, Misinghali'kun, Misinghalikun, Moar, Momo, Mudheads, Muskrat, Na'pi, Naabaahii, Naayéé Neizghání, Nagaitcho, Nagenatzani, Nagenatzani, Naiya Iyatiku, Nanabozho, Nanabozo, Nanabush, Nankil'slas, Nanook, Napi, Nataska, Nayanezgani, Naye Nezyani, Nayenezgani, Negafook, Nerivik, Nerrivik, Nipin, Nipinoukhe, Nocoma, Nocuma, Nocumo, Nokomis, Nokomos, Nootaikok, Nootîttok, Nukatem, Nuliajoq, Nuliajuk, Nunuso, Nunuso'mikeeqone'im, Nutittuq, Ocasta, Odzeez, Odzihodo, Odzihózo, Odzihozo, Odziozo, Ojihozo, Old-Man-Coyote, Olelbis, Ololowishkya, Onatah, Onatha, Oshadagea, Otter, Ouiot, Owiot, Owiyot, Pah, Palhik Mana, Pamit, Payatamu, Pipin, Pipinoukhe, Pipoun, Pipounoukhe, Poia, Poshaiyankayo, Pte-San Win-Yan, Ptesan-Wi, Pukkeenegak, Qa'wadiliqala, Qa'wadiliquala, Qa'wadliquala, Qamaits, Quaayayp, Quaoar, Sakuru, Sanopi, Scarface, Sedit, Sedna, Selu, Senx, Shakuru, Siarnaq, Silver Fox, Sint Holo, Sisiutl, Skan, Skili, Sky Coyote, Sky Woman, Snoqalm, Snoqualm, Sosondowah, Sotuknang, Spider Grandmother, Spirit Of Madness, Stonecoat, Sussistanako, Szeukha, Tabaldak, Taiowa, Tamit, Tarhuhyiawahku, Tawiscara, Tawiskara, Tcuwut Makai, Teelget, Tekkeitserktock, Tekkeitsertok, Ten Corn Maidens, Tewi'xilak, Tewixilak, Theelgeth, Thelgeth, Thobadestchin, Thobadzistshini, Thought Woman, Thunder Twins, Thunder-Bird, Thunderbird, Tihtipihin, Tirawa, Tirawa-Atius, Tó Bájísh Chíní, Tó Neinilii, Tobadz­schin, Tobadzistsini, Tolmalok, Tolmolak, Tonenili, Tornarsuk, Torngarsak, Torngasak, Torngasoak, Totem Poles, Tsichtinako, Tsisdu, Tsohanoai, Tukupar Itar, Twin Brothers, Txamsem, Umai-Hulhlya-Wit, Umai-Hulhya-Wit, Uncegila, Underwater Panther, Unelanuki, Unk Cekula, Unktehi, Unktome, Untunktahe, Utset, Wabasso, Wabosso, Wakan Tanka, Wakanda, Wakinyan, Wakonda, Warrior Twins, Water Lynx, Water Panther, Water Tiger, Waukheon, We-Gyet, Wenabozho, Wendego, Wendigo, Wetiko, Weywot, Whe-Me-Me-Ow-Ah, Whee-Me-Me-Ow-Ah, Whememeowah, White Buffalo Calf Woman, White Buffalo Calf Woman, White Buffalo Woman, White She-Buffalo, Winabozho, Windago, Windego, Windikouk, Wisaaka, Wishpoosh, Wiyot, Wo-Ja-Ho-Sen, Woman Who Married The Moon, Wonomi.