Native American Indian languages * Indian cultures * Native American heritage

Native American Legends: Wahredwa

Name: Wahredwa
Tribal affiliation: Ioway, Otoe
Alternate spellings: Wahredua, Waredwa, Warédwa, Wahre'dua, Wahrédwa, Wahrédua
Pronunciation: wah-red-wah
Type: Hero twins
Related figures in other tribes: Long-Teeth (Arikara), Spring-Boy (Crow), Thrown-Away (Arapaho)

Wahredwa is one of a pair of mythological twins known as the Twin Holy Boys. Wahredwa grew up in the wilderness, while his brother, Dore, was raised by their human father.

Wahredwa Stories

*Dore and Wahredua:
    Iowa legends about the Twin Holy Brothers.
*Dore and Wahredua:
    Another story about the twin monster-slayers, narrated by two Otoe storytellers.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links

Lost Nation: The Ioway:
    Documentary films on Ioway culture and history including stories told by the remaining Ioway speakers.

Sponsored Links

Additional Resources

 Ioway myths
 Ioway language
 Iowa Native Americans
 Otoe Indians
 Great Plains
 Siouan



Back to the mythological Indian heroes
Back to Myths and symbols in Indian civilization
Back to Indian name translation



Native poetry * Native American animal medicine * Karankawa * Comanche Indian history * Tribal design

Would you like to help support our organization's work with endangered American Indian languages?

Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2020 * Contacts and FAQ page