Native Languages of the Americas: Wyandot Indian Legends
This is our collection of links to Wyandot folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American tales section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
legend are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to
each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Wyandots, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Iroquois and
Susquehannock tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Wyandot legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
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Sky Woman (Ataensic):
The mother goddess of the Wyandot and other Iroquoian tribes, said to have fallen through a hole in the sky.
Her Wyandot name is also spelled Ataentsic or Atahensic.
Tijuskeha and Tawiskarong:
Sky Woman's twin sons. Tijuskeha (Good One) was the benefactor of the Hurons, slew monsters
and created many things to help humankind; his twin Tawiskarong (Flint)
was evil, created monsters and caused destruction. Tawiskarong is also spelled
Tawis-karong, Taweskare, Tawiskara, Ta'weh-ska'roongk, Ta'we-ska'roongk, Ta'we-ska'reh, and other
ways. Tijuskeha is also spelled Tijus-keha, Tijus-kaha, Ioskeha, Toskeha, and other ways; by some
Wyandots, he is also known as Tse'she-howngk'.