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KWATEE
Also known as KIVATI, KWATYAT, XELAS

A picture showing the legend of KWATEE taken from our Native American mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Native American Gods, Native American Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Cheerfully optimistic God of Transformation and Improvement

He did his best to change the ancient world for the better, despite a lot of opposition from his contemporaries. Whenever he saw something bad, he did something about it. Dirt was obviously a bad thing, so he transformed it into humans. He also tamed the giant animal people into the cuddly pets we have today.

He's best known for defeating the monster in Lake Quinault, which (according to some sources) had swallowed his mother. He threw hot burning rocks into the water and boiled the monster to death.

Meanwhile his brother TIHTIPIHIN had been swallowed by the beast in a daring rescue operation. He cut through the monster's stomach, saved his mother, and then unexpectedly transformed into the father of all hermit crabs.

Reviewing his life's work, an old and tired KWATEE decided to call it a day, turned himself into stone and is now sitting around at Point Grenville, Washington, USA.

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Article last updated on 19 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT KWATEE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : KWATEE
Area or people : Northwest, Nootka, Puget, Quinalt
Location : North America
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KIVATI, KWATYAT, XELAS
Popularity index : 684

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