Category Archives: Native American

This God Plays Dice

One of the blogs I subscribe to recently had a post on Indian casinos, and it makes reference to how some Navajo in 1997 were against casinos on the reservation due to the myth of the Gambler. This was a … Continue reading

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The Almighty from the Andes

You might have noticed I don’t write mythology posts quite as much anymore, and it’s mostly because I’ve run out of deities and stories that I can think of offhand or have come across in reading. I still do occasionally … Continue reading

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Little Orphan Anaye

While not related to the winter holidays, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the Anaye, monstrous beings from Navajo mythology born through the use of sex toys. Admittedly, that’s not the only origin story. Some … Continue reading

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Many Monsters

I recently finished reading the book Monster, by A. Lee Martinez, which includes a lot of different mythological monsters. Some are quite familiar, like the sphinx and the hydra, while others are rather more obscure. I’m going to look at … Continue reading

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The Mouse Always Wins

When I visited the Brooklyn Museum recently, they had a doll of the Warrior Mouse from Hopi legend, and I don’t think I’d heard of it before. Mouse warriors, as well as mice in just about every other profession, are … Continue reading

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It’s a Serqet to Everybody

I was born under the sign of Scorpio, the constellation identified with a nasty little insect with pincers and poisonous venom. People with my sign are supposed to be mean, crafty, and passionate; or something like that. If everyone born … Continue reading

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Sorry, I Was Creating the Milky Way

The name “Milky Way” comes from the appearance of a band of stars and other celestial objects visible in the sky at certain times. It’s actually a view of the galactic plane from the outer spiral arm on which Earth … Continue reading

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