Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Jamul

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Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Jamul

Name: Jamul

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Tribal affiliation: Achumawi

Alternate spellings: Ja’mul, Dzeemmul

Pronunciation: jah-mul or jay-mul

Also known as: Coyote

Type: Indian creator god, culture hero, trickster, coyote spirit

Related figures in other tribes: Coyote (Northwest)

Jamul is the Coyote deity of the Achumawi tribe. Unlike some Native American cultures, the Achumawi view Coyote in a generally positive light– he does sometimes play the role of a trickster or womanizer, particularly in contrast to his more serious and wise companion Silver Fox, but he is still a respected culture hero who helped to create the world and teach humans the arts of civilization.

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