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SHAKARU

Picture of the Native American Sun Goddess SHAKARU from our Native American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Native American Sun Goddess

Also known as SHAKURU

Sun Goddess who helped to produce the first humans

Sun Goddess and consort of PAH the Moon. Their union produced the first man, a cunning plan devised by Top God TIRAWA.

She always looked forward to the famous Pawnee Sun Dance Festival, during which young braves were dangled around a pole supported by ropes. Sounds like fun? The ropes were attached to them by thin wooden stakes driven through the flesh.

SHAKARU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SHAKARU
Area or people : Pawnee
Location : North America
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SHAKURU
Popularity index : 5322
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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Shakaru: Native American Goddess of the Sun (Native American mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 1 October 2014.

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