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Native American Rain Mythology

Rain is also used as a clan symbol in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Rain Clans include the Hopi tribe (whose Rain Clan is named Omow-wungwa.)

Native American Rain Gods and Spirits

*Chac (Mayan)
*Tlaloc (Aztec)

Native American Legends About Rain

How the Beetles Produced Rain:
    Hopi legend about how the black beetles brought rain to the land.
Coyote and the Rain:
    Caddo legend about how the rain came to be wet.
The Robin and the Toad: * Cooking Squirrels:
    Algonquin Indian legends about animals predicting the rain.

Recommended Books of Rain Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
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The Magic Hummingbird:
    Beautiful picture book telling a Hopi folktale about a hummingbird that brought rain to the people.
Frog Brings Rain:
    Another good children's book illustrating the Navajo legend of how Frog used rain to save the first people.
Weather Legends: Native American Lore and Science of Weather:
    Collection of weather myths from various tribes, including a chapter on rain.

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