Native American Mythology

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Pawnee Sun Goddess

Also known as Sakuru

Picture of the Native American Sun Goddess Shakuru from our Native American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Sun Goddess who helped to produce the first humans

Sun Goddess and consort of Pah the Moon. Their union produced the first man, a cunning plan devised by Top God Tirawa.

She always looked forward to the famous Pawnee Sun Dance Festival, during which young braves were dangled around a pole supported by ropes. Sounds like fun? The ropes were attached to them by thin wooden stakes driven through the flesh.

Shakuru Facts and Figures

Name: Shakuru
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sakuru

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

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1297

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Article last revised on October 23, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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