Pawnee mythology

The Pawnee are a tribe of Native Americans originally located in Nebraska, United States.

Tirawa (also Atius Tirawa) was the creator god and taught the Pawnee people tattooing, fire-building, hunting, agriculture, speech and clothing, religious rituals (including the use of tobacco) and sacrifices. He was associated with most natural phenomena, including stars and planets, wind, lightning, rain and thunder.

The solar and lunar deities were Shakuru and Pah, respectively.




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