Native American Mythology

Native American mythology is the body of traditional narratives associated with Native American religion from a mythographical perspective. Native American belief systems include many sacred narratives. Such spiritual stories are deeply based in Nature and are rich with the symbolism of seasons, weather, plants, animals, earth, water, sky & fire. The principle of an all embracing, universal and omniscient Great Spirit, a connection to the Earth, diverse creation narratives and collective memories of ancient ancestors are common to the Hopi, while the Aztec side focused more on the impact of the gods, personal sacrifice, fate and the cycle of life and death. Traditional worship for both groups often involved tribal gatherings with dance, rhythm, songs and trance.

Native American mythology is very broad because of the many different tribes. Two of the main tribes are the Aztecs and Hopi.