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NOHOILPI: NAVAJO GAMBLING GOD

navajo-territoryNohoilpiThe gambling god of the Navajo, sometimes referred to as the Great Gambler. He is a renegade son of the sun god Tsohanoai.

Nohoilpi came to the Earth and taught his gambling games to the various tribes but soon abused his power by besting them at all of his games of chance and then collecting his winnings by enslaving people to build an entire city to mark his glory. Continue reading

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TSOHANOAI: THE NAVAJO SUN GOD

SunTsohanoai – “Sun bearer.” The Navajo sun god. In some myths he is depicted as a man carrying the sun across the sky on his back. In others he is depicted as a warrior on horseback (the blue steed of the sky) carrying the sun as his gleaming shield. Continue reading

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NAVAJO MYTHS: CLIFFDWELLER

Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the site where everything that is unjustly neglected gets its well-deserved due! The Navajo myth about the Continue reading

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NAVAJO MYTH: THE THUNDERBIRDS

Now we move along to the Navajo war god Nayanazgeni’s battle with Continue reading

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NAVAJO MYTH: CLOUD SWALLOWER

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NAVAJO MYTHS: THE TRAVELING STONE SERPENT

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NAVAJO MYTHS: IN THE HOUSE OF THE SUN GOD

Continuing the neglected epic myth of the Navajo war god Nayanazgeni battling the evil gods called the Anaye. This was Continue reading

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NAVAJO MYTHS: VISIONS OF THE SPIDER GODDESS

 Part 3 of the encore of my look at the neglected Navajo epic myth about their war god taking on the evil gods called the Anaye. My readership was much smaller back in 2010 when I first ran it, so it will seem like new to most of you –

3. VISIONS OF THE SPIDER GODDESS – On their way west toward their father Tsohanoai’s house, Nayanazgeni and Tobadzistsini passed the Grand Canyon, which in Navajo mythology was the Place Of Emergence through which Continue reading

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NAVAJO MYTHS: WHEN A GOD DIES …

Here’s an encore of my look at the neglected Navajo epic myth about their war god taking on the evil gods called the Anaye. My readership was much smaller back in 2010 when I first ran it, so it will seem like new to most of you –

PART 2 – WHEN A GOD DIES … In those ancient times Nayanazgeni (“Alien God Killer”)and his brother Tobadzistsini (“Child of the Water”)were living with their mother, the goddess Estsanatlehi, on a plateau near their worshippers, the Navajo people of the time. They were aware of the alien gods called the Anaye who were preying on the world at large.
 
One such Anaye was a club-wielding giant who rode an equally huge cougar. The giant had a double-face, one in front and one in the rear so it could not be snuck up on. This Anaye had begun to Continue reading

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NAVAJO MYTHS: GOD SLAYER

 A side effect of the overwhelming response to my post on the neglected Chinese epic myth about Yi the Divine Archer has been a huge demand for an encore of my look at the neglected Navajo epic myth about their war god taking on the evil gods called the Anaye. My readership was much smaller back in 2010 when I first ran it, so it will seem like new to most of you –

And by the way, for my look at Yi the Divine Archer click here: https://glitternight.com/2012/03/17/mythology-the-neglected-epic-myth-of-yi-the-divine-archer/

GOD SLAYER –  The story of the Navajo god of war, Nayanazgeni ( “Foreign God Slayer”) and his brother battling the Anaye, meaning “foreign or alien gods” is one of my favorite mythological tales, partly  because of  how Continue reading

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