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Encyclopedia > Seneca mythology

The Seneca tribe was one of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy from the northeastern United States.


Eagentci ("ancient one") is the earth mother.


Dijien was a man-sized spider who survived most attacks because its heart was buried underground. Othegwenhda stabbed the heart under the earth with a tree limb.


Dagwanoenyent is a vicious northern witch who is depicted as a whirlwind. Her child's father killed her.


Witiko are a race of cannibals. See also Wendigo.


Hagondes is a cannibalistic trickster and clown spirit.


Kaakwha (also Kanawha) is the solar deity and god of light and truth, subordinate to Hawenniyo, a fertility god.


The Dahdahwat are animals who appear in dreams and visions.


Gagqa is the crow spirit.


Awaeh Tegendji is an old woman who lives with her three beautiful daughters.


 
 

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