List of Native American deities

Native American tribes have maintained numerous mythologies regarding deities throughout their histories. Native American belief systems include many sacred narratives. Such spiritual stories are deeply based in Nature and are rich with the symbolism of seasons, weather, plants, animals, earth, water, sky & fire. Deities play a large part in these narratives.



Blackfoot religion

  • Apistotookii - Creator
  • Napi - trickster


  • Gyhldeptis
  • Lagua
  • Nañkî'lsLas
  • Sin
  • Ta'xet
  • Tia





  • Igaluk - lunar deity
  • Nanook - master of bears
  • Nerrivik - sea mother and food provider
  • Pinga - Goddess of the hunt, fertility, and medicine
  • Sedna - sea Goddess, ruler of the underworld
  • Torngasoak - sky god


  • Adekagagwaa
  • Gaol
  • Gendenwitha
  • Gohone
  • Hahgwehdaetgan
  • Hahgwehdiyu
  • Onatha


  • Kewkwaxa'we



  • Niskam
  • Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé - creation deity, changing woman
  • Bikʼeh Hózhǫ́ - personification of speech
  • Haashchʼéé Oołtʼohí - deity of the hunt
  • Haashchʼééłtiʼí - the Talking god, god of the dawn and the east
  • Hashchʼéoghan - the House-god, god of evening and the west
  • Niltsi - Wind god
  • Tó Neinilii - ‘water sprinkler’, rain god
  • Jóhonaaʼéí - sun
  • Yoołgai Asdzą́ą́ - ‘white-shell woman’, lunar deity
  • Coyote (Navajo mythology) - trickster god





Taíno mythology

  • Yaya (god), supreme God/Great Spirit in Taíno mythology.
  • Yayael, the son of Yaya.
  • Atabey (goddess), Mother goddess of fresh water and fertility. Female counterpart of the god Yúcahu.
  • Yúcahu, the masculine spirit of fertility in Taíno mythology along with his mother Atabey who was his feminine counterpart.
  • Guabancex, the top Storm Goddess; the Lady of the Winds who also deals out earthquakes and other such disasters of nature.
  • Juracán, the zemi or deity of chaos and disorder believed to control the weather, particularly hurricanes.
  • Guatauva, the god of thunder and lightning who is also responsible for rallying the other storm gods.
  • Coatrisquie, the torrential downpour Goddess, the terrible Taíno storm servant of Guabancex and side-kick of thunder God Guatauva.
  • Bayamanaco, Old man fire; the Taíno spirit of Cohoba and guardian of the secrets of sweet potato bread.
  • Boinayel, twin god that looked after rain, rain, and more rain.
  • Marohu, the sunny god of good weather; Boinayel's twin brother.
  • Maketaori Guayaba, the god of Coaybay or Coabey, the land of the dead.
  • Opiyel Guabiron, a dog-shaped god that watched over the dead; often associated with the Greek Cerberus.


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