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Mythology Resources

Creatures: African * American * Arthurian * Asian * Celtic * Classical * European * Germanic * Judeo-Christian * Middle Eastern * Oceanic
Spirits: African * American * Arthurian * Asian * Celtic * Classical * European * Germanic * Judeo-Christian * Middle Eastern * Oceanic
Mortals: African * American * Arthurian * Asian * Celtic * Classical * European * Germanic * Judeo-Christian * Middle Eastern * Oceanic
Locations: African * American * Arthurian * Asian * Celtic * Classical * European * Germanic * Judeo-Christian * Middle Eastern * Oceanic
Artifacts: African * American * Arthurian * Asian * Celtic * Classical * European * Germanic * Judeo-Christian * Middle Eastern * Oceanic

Contents

North American

California

Maidu

  • Kuksu - first man

Northeastern

Algonquian

Northwestern

Alaskan

  • Ukunniq - hero, young adventurer; derives power from his poverty; has heroic children

Plains

Blackfoot

  • Napi - tribe founder

Southeastern

Cherokee

  • Kanati - first man
  • Selu - first woman

Choctaw

Natchez

  • Micux - heroic daughter of cannibal spirit

Southwestern

Apache

  • Jonayaiyin - slew monstrous elk

Pueblo

  • Komokyatsiky - incest with her brother, produced Koyemshi
  • Poshaiyangkyo (Zuni) - first man; father of medicine
  • Tiamuni (Acoma) - first man

Mesoamerican

Aztec

  • Oxomoco - first man; husband Cipactonal
  • Pilzintecutli - golden haired husband of woman made from hairs of Xochiquetzal; possibly a sun god

Caribbean

  • Korobona (Arawak) - female warrior; seduced by water demon; first Carib born from them
  • Louquo - first man

Maya

  • Votan - first man

Nicaraguan

  • Maisahana - first man; married Itoki (goddess/first woman)

South American

Brazilian

  • Maira Ata - he could predict the future

Guiana

  • Abore - culture hero; learned from Wowta who kept him as a slave as a boy

Inca

  • Mama Ocllo - sister/wife of Manco Capac
  • Manco C├ípac - First King of Inca kingdom

Tierra del Fuego

  • Kwanyip - greater hunter among the Ona people; decides to defeat black giant