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Native American Waterfall Mythology

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

Native American Waterfall Gods and Spirits

*Lelawala (Iroquois)

Native American Legends About Waterfalls

*Azban the Raccoon:
    Abenaki story of a trickster animal losing a shouting match with a waterfall.

Recommended Books of Waterfall Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Maiden of the Mist: A Legend of Niagara Falls:
    Children's book based on the Seneca legend of Lelawala, the spirit of the waterfalls of Niagara.
*Sacred Water: The Spiritual Source of Life * The Waters of Life: The Facts and the Fables:
    Two interesting books on the role of waterfalls and other water formations in world mythology and spirituality.



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