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Native American Light Mythology

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

Native American Light Gods and Spirits

*Xiuhtecuhtli (Aztec)

Native American Legends About The Light

*How Day and Night Came To Be:
    Salishan legend about Ant Woman winning daylight from the Creator.
*The Origin of Night and Day * The Legend of Rabbit and Owl * Rabbit and the Daylight:
    Algonquian legends in which Rabbit wins light for the world.
*Raven Steals The Light:
    Athabaskan myth about the trickster hero Raven and the origin of light.

Recommended Books of Light Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

How Raven Stole the Sun:
    Lovely children's book illustrating the Northwest Coast myth about Raven bringing light to the world.
Coyote and the Sky:
    Charming book by a Pueblo author illustrating a traditional legend about the origin of sunlight, moonlight, and starlight.



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