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Native American Legends: World Man
Name: World Man
Tribal affiliation: Ioway
Native names: Maianwatahe, Mayan Wadahe, Mayan Watahe
Also known as: Everywhere Being, Everywhere Person, World-Man
Type: Dwarf hero,
Related figures in other tribes: Greasy Breast (Crow),
World Man, or Everywhere Being, is a dwarf-like god from Ioway mythology, associated with hunting,
wealth, and good luck.
World Man Stories
The Story of Maianwatahe:
Iowa legend about a boy raised by the dwarf Maianwatahe.
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