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Creepy Native American Mythological Creatures

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Vote up the creepiest creatures from Native American mythology.

Many people have been exposed to Egyptian, Greek, and Roman mythology, but knowledge of Native American mythology is not nearly as widespread. The idea of researching Native American mythology can seem very daunting, given how many different tribal histories and religions exist. Which is a shame, because Native American creatures of myth are just as interesting as their European and African counterparts. 

Fortunately, the work has been done for you. This list of 20 creepy creatures in Native American culture will tell you everything you need to know about the most popular Native American deities and monsters. You'll learn the tribe or region from which each legend originates, and observe similarities between these myths and some popular mainstream ones. For example, you'll learn that there are Native American versions of  Beauty and the Beast and Jonah and the Whale.

Some of the beings on this list are notorious, individual monsters, while others are races of creatures, meaning they exist in great numbers. Either way, every creature on this list is certified creepy.