Native American Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of North America...

HAYICANAKO

Tlingit Earth Goddess

Elderly Goddess who has the world on a stick

’The Old Woman Beneath Us’. She holds the pole supporting the Earth and gives it a shake now and then if she is not happy about something.

In case of earthquakes it is best to placate her by pouring some melting fat on the fire — it will drip down until it reaches her.

We are not sure about this but think she may hold the world like a big toffee apple on a stick.

Hayicanako Facts and Figures

Name: Hayicanako
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Tlingit
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Earth
Area of expertise: Earth

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 688

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Article last revised on October 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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