Winnebago mythology

The Winnebago are a tribe of Native Americans.

Kokopelli is a god worshipped in many southwestern tribes. He is a humpbacked flautist. Among the Winnebago, he has a penis which he detached and placed in a river in order to have sex with the girls who bathed in the river.

Arrival

A Menominee chief saw a vision on the beach of Lake Michigan. A huge flock of ravens flew past him, shining brightly with color, unlike ordinary ravens. One landed and turned into a naked man. The chief ordered his people to give him clothing, for he deduced that he was a grief chieftain. The rest of the ravens also turned into people and became the Winnebago.

See also: Native American mythology




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