Native American Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of North America...

AMOTKEN

Salish Creator God

Fatherly Creator God

A solitary but kindly old gent, he lives alone in heaven, pondering profoundly.

He once had five hairy daughters. Perhaps we should re-phrase that. He had five daughters created from five hairs pulled from his head. After a bit of doting he asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. He would refuse them nothing.

Daughter number 1 chose to be Mother of Evil.
Number 2 : Mother of Good.
Number 3 : Mother of Earth.
Number 4 : Mother of Fire
Number 5 : Mother of Water.

To prevent any squabbling he decreed they should take it in turn to rule for a day and a night, starting with Number 1. Naturally this is on a godly timescale — the blink of an eye for them is thousands of years to us. And so Number 1, the Mother of Evil, is still in charge.

Meanwhile, Amotken is still wondering what to have for breakfast. He did let Coyote out for his morning run, to report on how earthly things are going, but he’s not expected back for some time.

Amotken Facts and Figures

Name: Amotken
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Selish
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 844

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Article last revised on October 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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