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HAHGWEHDIYU

Native American Creator God

Iroquois Creator God who is keen on recycling

One of the twin Gods of Wind Breath, HAHGWEHDIYU is the good one.

He shaped the earth with the palm of his hand and recycled his dead mother (ATAENTSIC) as bits of creation. Her face became the sky, her breasts were made into the sun and moon, and her body implanted with a grain of corn, transforming it into the source of all fertility (see GA-GAAH).

But all this work wasn’t without its setbacks. HAHGWEHDIYU had a jealous twin brother. This is one of the classic goodie/baddie twin brother conflicts. They were both Twin Gods of Wind Breath, but brother HAHGWEHDAETGAH was a real baddie.

The two started fighting before they were even born. Biff! Thud! Crunch! The final outcome was decided in a big battle under a giant crab-apple tree. HAHGWEHDIYU bashed his brother with a large thorny stick and banished him to the Underworld.

HAHGWEHDIYU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HAHGWEHDIYU
Area or people : Iroquois
Location : North America
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3729
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Article last updated on 22 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "HAHGWEHDIYU: God of Creation from Native American mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 1 September 2014.

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