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Native American Earth Mythology

The Earth is also used as a clan symbol in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Earth Clans include the Ottawa tribe (whose Earth Clan is named Aki) and the Pueblo tribes.

Native American Earth Gods and Spirits

Earth-Divers (many tribes)
Earth Maker (Hochunk earth god)
*Earth People (Osage earth spirits)
*Hutash (Chumash earth goddess)
Iriria (Bribri earth goddess)
Pachamama (Inca earth goddess)
Tlalteuctli (Aztec earth goddess)

Native American Legends About The Earth

Earth Goddess:
    Legend about the Aztec goddess of the earth, Tlalteuctli.
*The Creation of Turtle Island * The Turtle and the Flood: Abenaki Creation Story * Creation of the Earth * Lenape Creation * Iroquois Creation Myth:
    Legends from the Woodland Indian tribes about the earth being placed on the back of a turtle.
*Arapaho Deluge Story * The Creation of the World:
    Arapaho and Gros Ventre myths about Turtle the Earth-Diver bringing earth for the new world.
*Dotson'Sa, Great Raven Makes The World:
    An Athabaskan myth telling how the Raven God made the earth.

Recommended Books of Earth Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Remaking The Earth: A Creation Story from the Great Plains of North America:
    Picture book based on Blackfoot and Arapaho creation myths in which the world is rebuilt after a great flood.
Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies:
    Book by a Karuk elder about the meanings of Indian nature spirits, illustrated by traditional tales from different tribes.



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