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Native American Day Mythology

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

Native American Day Gods and Spirits

*Xiuhtecuhtli (Aztec)

Native American Legends About The Day

*How Day and Night Came To Be:
    Salishan Indian legend about Ant Woman winning daylight from the Creator.
*The Origin of Night and Day * The Legend of Rabbit and Owl * Rabbit and the Daylight:
    Algonquian legends in which Rabbit wins the right to control day and night.
*The Snow-Bird and the Day-Eagle:
    Abenaki legend explaining the origin of the day and night cycle.

Recommended Books of Day Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
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Day and Night:
    Bilingual children's book illustrating a Navajo Indian myth about how night and day began.



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