Indigenous American languages
Native American Legends: Above-Old-Man (Gudatrigakwitl)
Tribal affiliation: Wiyot
Native names: Gudatrigakwitl, Gudatri-Gakwitl, Guadatrigakwitl, Gudatrigawitl, Gurugudatrigakwitl
Type: High god,
Related figures in other tribes: Gitchie Manitou (Ojibway),
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.
Gudatrigakwitl and the Creation:
Wiyot legend about Above-Old-Man creating the earth.
Wiyot Handbook (Amazon affiliate link)
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