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Native American Legends: Above-Old-Man (Gudatrigakwitl)

Name: Above-Old-Man
Tribal affiliation: Wiyot
Native names: Gudatrigakwitl, Gudatri-Gakwitl, Guadatrigakwitl, Gudatrigawitl, Gurugudatrigakwitl
Type: High god, Creator
Related figures in other tribes: Gitchi Manitou (Ojibway), Ouga (Cherokee), Wakan-Tanka (Sioux)

Gudatrigakwitl means "The Ancient One Above" in the Wiyot language, and is the Wiyot name for the Creator (God.) Gudatrigakwitl is a divine spirit with no human form or attributes and is never personified in Wiyot myths.

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Above-Old-Man Stories

*Gudatrigakwitl and the Creation:
    Wiyot legend about Above-Old-Man creating the earth.

Additional Resources

 Wiyot Handbook
 Wiyot gods
 Wiyot language
 California Indian tribes
 Algic languages



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