Mythological Creatures Of North America

Acheri
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Introduction

The North American Native Americans had plenty of mythological creatures that they truly believed existed at one point or another. Much like the Greeks, Romans and the Celtics they had a rather large list of beasts that roamed their land as well. They could be gigantic animals to even more frightening ones that you will discover later.

This hub is all about those creatures that they once believed in. I won't mention them all for there is quite a few but I'll mention the ones that have captivated my attention.

Acheri

The Acheri is a ghost like creature, a creature of the undead. The Acheri is depicted as a female ghost who is a skeleten and wears deerskin robes. She is basically a death omen, a sign that he or she will die or maybe a family member will die even. People can hear her singing a song of death and she is usually only seen at night. It's believed that the only thing one can do to protect oneself against the Acheri is to wear red cloth and red beads. This creature was believed to have a very deadly behavior.

Asin

The Asin is a female cannibal like creature who is seductive. She was said to lure children into the woods, which was where she was said to dwell, with her beautiful voice that would sing. This creature also would lure any adult that would dare to wander too close to the woods. The children that follow this creature are never to be seen again. She could be heard laughing before she'd take her next innocent victim. It was believed that if the tribal medicine man had a dream about this creature that the community would be going through difficult times of doom and despair.

This tale has been used by parents to frighten there children in order to prevent them fro wandering into the woods. This creature is believed to be deadly.

Big Owl

This creature is considered a celestial being of sorts. He was described as being a giant owl that was able to petrify anybody that would stare at him into his eyes. This creature is known as the son of the sun. He tried to kill a hero by first marrying his wife. He is considered a deadly creature among the natives.

Bogey

The Bogey is a haunting creature, the name translates to mean owner-of-a-bag. This creature is a giant owl that owned a large bag. The giant owl would use this large bag to carry children off to it's lair. This story was used to scare misbehaved children much like the Asin.

Metal Old Man

This creature was a giant who was believed to be covered by black obsidian plates, making it very difficult to defeat. The Natives believed that the creatures weak points were his arm pits and so they'd throw their spears into the armpits in hopes to destroy him. They'd also shoot arrows into this armpits. He wasn't considered deadly but rather troublesome to the people.

Wendigo

This creature was considered to be a deadly one among the natives of North America. The appearance of the Wendigo depended on the tribe. Some believed that the Wendigo was an Ogre like creature while others believed that it was a crocodile with hoofed feet or the feet of bear. However the most believed tale of the Wendigo is that this creature is basically the spirit of a lost hunter.

Conclusion

As I said before there's a whole bunch of creatures that the natives of the Northern American region believed existed. These are but a few of the large list that exists. They are interesting ones though, very interesting ones. My favorite one is the big owl and the bogey. I also like the Wendigo. There are a whole bunch more. Maybe I'll write some more. We will see.

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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

Cherokee have Little People which are similar to the Irish wee folk. When I was a little girl I had Little People visit me and my grandmother told me it was good luck, not everyone sees them.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Very interesting Pamela thank you for sharing that with me. Have a wonderful day! :) Thank you for reading.


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Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

Great post! But, you missed one of my favorite mythological creatures in North America, the honest politician.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Marc, lol that is very true. The honest politician should be on this list.


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teenboyproblems 4 years ago from Nebraska

Nice hub, you write well.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

thank you teenboyproblems for reading and commenting.


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KaiJing Harashi 4 years ago from las-pinas city,Manila, Philippines

i love reading this. two thumbs up cresentmoon2007 ... i actually find them interesting and would love to hear more of the creatures that you would write soon.. :)


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you KaiJing, glad you found these creatures to be interesting. Thank you for reading.

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