Native Languages of the Americas: Yuchi Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Yuchi stories and folktales 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 Yuchi tribe, the traditional stories of
neighboring tribes like the
Cherokee and Chickasaw are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Yuchi legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Sun (T-cho, Tso, or P'tso in the Yuchi language.)
In the traditions of the Yuchi it is the Sun, not the Earth, who is the mythological mother figure. For this reason the Yuchi
call themselves Tsoyaha, "children of the sun."
Tie-Snakes. These are mythological water spirits also common
to the folklore of many Southeastern Native American tribes. They are the size and shape of an ordinary snake, but have immense strength. Tie-Snakes live underwater and
were feared for their ability to catch humans and drag them underwater to drown.