Native American Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of North America...

NOKOMIS

Algonquin and Ojibwe Earth Goddess

Also known as NOKOMOS

Grandmother Earth

She’s the swinging grandmother of Manabozho – and everything else.

It all started when she was a young and very beautiful Love Goddess. Full of high spirits, she liked to swing from heavenly heights on a vine until one day jealous rivals cut through it. She made a big splash when she plummeted into the primordial ocean. There was no way back.

So she floated with the wind and waves, which went out of their way to waft her into pregnancy. This caused her to give birth to just about everything and it all became a little crowded.

As she floated she became more bloated, supporting lots of life, and she grew larger and larger until one day she was as big and round as the Earth. Because that is exactly what she had become. The grandmother of all Earth Mothers.

Nokomis Facts and Figures

Name: Nokomis
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: NOKOMOS

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Algonquin and Ojibwe people of the Anishinaabe group
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Earth
Area of expertise: Earth

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 495

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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