yenaldlooshi

Yenaldlooshi

In Navajo mythology, skin-walkers, also known as Yenaldlooshi (sometimes spelled Yenaldooshi), are witches who wear coyote skins and travel at night. They appear naked, wearing only masks and jewelry, and…

Vucub Caquix

In Mayan mythology, Vucub Caquix, Seven Macaw, was a large bird that dwelled on the surface of the world after the flood. He was very vain and proclaimed himself the…

Tzitzimime

The tzitzimime (“Monsters descending from above”) were celestial demons in Aztec mythology that continuously threaten to destroy the world. They are said to be the stars that battle the sun each dusk…

Tezcatlipoca

Tezcatlipoca (“smoking mirror”) represents conflict and change in Aztec mythology. As his name suggests, he is often portrayed with a smoking obsidian mirror at the back of his head and…

Tlaltecuhtli

Tlaltecuhtli (“Earth Lord”) was a large earth monster in Aztec mythology described as female, who desires flesh and has mouths at her elbows, knees, and other joints.   According to…

Mictlantecuhtli

Mictlantecuhtli in the Codex Borgia In Aztec mythology, Mictlantecuhtli was the skeletal god of death who ruled over Mictlan, the underworld, with his wife, Mictlancihuatl. After the restoration of the…

Hurakan

The Mayan god of storms or bad weather was Hurakan, so with all the bad weather in Florida this past month, I thought this ‘demon’ would be an appropriate  …

Hun Came and Vucub Came

  The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones – Gustave Dore Hun Came and Vucub Came (One Death and Seven Death) are the principle death gods of the Mayan…

Dagwanoenyent

In Iroquois mythology, Dagwanoenyent was the daughter of the Wind who often took the form of a whirlwind. The Seneca Tribe considered her a dangerous witch who could not be…