Native American Mythology

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Algonquin and Ojibwe Demon

Also known as Mishibijiw, Mishipeshu, Underwater Panther, Water Lynx, Water Tiger

Picture of the Native American Demon Water Panther from our Native American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The dreaded Native American Dragon

This demonic creature causes floods and destruction – and also has a fondness for dragging humans to a watery doom.

Although it is furry, you’re not likely to confuse it with a land panther as it has snaky bits, traces of toadery and may even have bison’s horns. Also, normal panthers don’t attempt to drag you into the water and drown you.

Warning: There may be more than one of these beasts – he is known among various peoples under several different names. Some folk claim he is really a large alligator, but that’s plain silly.

Water Panther Facts and Figures

Name: Water Panther
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mishibijiw, Mishipeshu, Underwater Panther, Water Lynx, Water Tiger

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5108

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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