Friday, March 2, 2012

Gods of the Dakota Sioux and the Fairies


GODS OF THE DAKOTA SIOUX AND THE FAIRIES



First in order of the gods of the Dakotas, comes the Great Spirit. He is the creator of all things, excepting thunder and wild rice. Then there is,
     Wakinyan, or Man of the West.
     Wehiyayanpa-micaxta, Man of the East.
     Wazza, Man of the North.
     Itokaga-micaxta, Man of the South.
     Onkteri, or Unktahe, God of the Waters.
     Hayoka, or Haoka, the antinatural god.
     Takuakanxkan, god of motion.
     Canotidan, Little Dweller in Woods. This god is said to live in a forest, in a hollow tree.
     Witkokaga, the Befooler, that is, the god who deceives or fools
       animals so that they can be easily taken.

Photos and images of Native American religious ceremonies, including the Dakota Sioux have been depicted in images Here