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Seneca mythology

The Seneca Tribe[?] was one of the Five Nations[?] of the Iroquois Confederacy[?] from the northeastern United States.

Eagentci[?] ("ancient one") is the earth mother.

Dijien[?] was a man-sized spider who survived most attacks because its heart was buried underground. Othegwenhda[?] stabbed the heart under the earth with a tree limb.

Dagwanoenyent[?] is a vicious northern witch who is depicted as a whirlwind. Her child's father killed her.

Witiko[?] are a race of cannibals.

Hagondes[?] is a cannibalistic trickster and clown spirit.

Kaakwha[?] (also Kanawha[?]) is the solar deity and god of light and truth, subordinate to Hawenniyo[?], a fertility god.

The Dahdahwat[?] are animals who appear in dreams and visions.

Gagqa[?] is the crow spirit.

Awaeh Tegendji[?] is an old woman who lives with her three beautiful daughters.



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