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Native American Eclipse Mythology

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about eclipses.

Native American Eclipse Gods and Spirits

*Ah Ciliz (Chorti)

Native American Legends About Eclipses

American Indian beliefs about the eclipse:
    Oral history about eclipses and their meaning from tribes across North America.
Eclipse of the Sun Blamed on Black Squirrel:
    Choctaw Indian legend about the origin of solar eclipses.
Snaring the Sun: When Tcikabis Trapped The Sun * The Sun Snarer:
    Algonquian stories in which Mouse ends a solar eclipse by freeing the sun from a snare.

Recommended Books of Eclipse Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
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Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun:
    Beautifully illustrated book by a Native artist about the significance of a solar eclipse to a Navajo family.

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