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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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