List of Native American Deities

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List of Native American Deities

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.

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  • Azeban – trickster
  • Bmola – bird spirit
  • Gluskab – kind protector of humanity
  • Malsumis – cruel, evil god
  • Tabaldak – the creator



  • Apistotookii – Creator
  • Napi – trickster


  • Gyhldeptis
  • Lagua
  • Nankil’slas
  • Sin
  • Ta’xet
  • Tia


  • Red Horn



  • Airesekui
  • Heng
  • Iosheka


  • 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



  • Kewkwaxa’we


  • Canopus
  • Haokah
  • Wohpe
  • Wi – In Lakota mythology, Wi is one of the most supreme gods. He is a solar deity, and is associated with the American Bison. He is the father of Whope. Anog Ite attempted to seduce Wi, but she had one of her two faces changed into an ugly visage as punishment.
  • Heyoka
  • Inyan


  • Niskam



  • Pah
  • Shakuru
  • Tirawa


  • Amotken


  • Eagentci
  • Hagones
  • Hawenniyo
  • Kaakwha

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