Creek mythology

The Creek are a tribe of Native Americans from the southeastern United States. The shaman was called an Alektca.

Creation

Originally, the world was entirely underwater. The only land was a hill, called Nunne Chaha, and on the hill was a house, wherein lived Esaugetuh Emissee ("master of breath"). He created humanity from the clay on the hill.

The Creek also venerated the horned serpent Sint Holo, who appeared to suitably wise young men.

Hisagita-imisi (meaning "preserver of breath"; also Hisakitaimisi) was the supreme god, a solar deity. He is also called Ibofanga ("the one who is sitting above (us)").




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