The Americas

Folklore and Mythology
Folklore, gods, goddesses, and legends from North and South America

Apache Creation Myth star
Legend of the Creation Myth as believed by the Apache Peoples and retold by Phyllis D. Burns

Coyote Quarrels with Mole star
A Salish legend of Coyote and Mole

Devils Tower and The Pleiades star
Looking Southeast in the early morning hours I saw them. The Seven Sisters, sitting peacefully together, safe from danger. They have become a beautiful star cluster and celestial ancestors.

How Raven Stole Crow┬┤s Potlatch star
Pacific Northwest Legend of Raven and Crow

Long Arrow and the Elk Dogs star
The story of Orphan Boy and the elk dogs is a Blackfoot legend that goes back to the time when the Spaniards first arrived in the new world during the mid sixteenth century. This is when the indigenous people of North America first saw a horse.

Long Arrow Returns Home With Elk Dogs star
It was many, many times many days that Chief Good Running prayed and waited for the day that his grandson, Long Arrow returns home after the dangerous mission.

Orion - Tewa Star Lore Of Long Sash star
Orion shines so brightly on nights when the moon is not too bright as he journeys from the east. As I watch Orion I think about the people of the pueblos. The Tewa call this constellation Long Sash.

Orphan Boy and the Elk Dogs - Blackfoot Legend star
The story of a young orphan boy who was an outcast of his tribe and became a brave young warrior and hero.

Raven as Deity in Legend and Myth star
Legends of Raven portrayed as a deity figure.

Spiritual Symbolism Of Native American Legends star
The spiritual symbolism found in Native American legends is often deeply hidden if the reader is not aware of the purpose for the story.

The Legend of the San Nicholas Woman star
Legends can be found all over the world. Here's one from California!

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