Iroquois Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of the Iroquois


Iroquois Water God

Also known as Gunnodayak, Gunnodoyah

A warrior taken into Heaven to help the Thunder God

He was sent to earth on a mission to kill the Great Water Snakes of the Great Lakes. But he got himself eaten. Another deity called Hinu had to finish the job and then restore Gunnodoyak to life, who somehow still managed to retain a Heavenly Work Permit.

His title is Protector of the Lakes. It’s quite nice to find a God who doesn’t mind his pride being swallowed.

Gunnodoyak Facts and Figures

Name: Gunnodoyak
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Gunnodayak, Gunnodoyah

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Iroquois aka Haudenosaunee
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Water
Area of expertise: Water

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3937

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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