G is for Gitche Manitou, Great Spirit – Supreme God #A to Z Challenge

GMy theme for the “A to Z Challenge” is World Mythology.A2Z-BADGE 2016-smaller_zpslstazvib

My A 2 Z posts will run concurrently with my usual posts. Hope you enjoy them.


G is for Gitche manitou – The Great Spirit

The First Nations People in the Algonquin area of North America told stories about the Great Spirit. They called him Gitche Manitou. The words are sometimes translated as the Great Mystery.

The Anishinaabe-Ojibwa people believed in many spirits and placed their images near doorways for protection. But the greatest of all the spirits is Gitche Manitou.

Some believed that the Great Spirit’s home was on Mackinac Island in Michigan and they made pilgrimages to the island and performed rituals.

Christian missionaries tried to link the concept of The Great Spirit, Gitche Manitou to the Holy Ghost in their religion. A oldest Canadian Christmas song, The Huron Carol was written by a missionary in 1643, and makes reference to this.

Gitche Manitou is the great spirit who is in, and of, everything.


Resources

Wikipedia (photo as well)

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/native-american-mythology.php?deity=GITCHE-MANITOU

MY A-2-Z INTRO TO WORLD MYTHOLOGY

anubisA is for Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death who weighs your heart

B is for Brigid, the Celtic Goddess of Fire who terrifies me

C is for Cronus, Leader of the Titans, Father of the Greek Gods

D is for Dragons, Chinese Dragons

E is for Ekeko, God of Good Luck and Abundance

F is for Freya, Norse Goddess of Love


 

The CHallenge

There are over 1850 blogs participating in the A- 2- Z event. Something for everyone. I am trying to check out as many of these great blogs as possible. You can too via this link:http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-z-challenge-sign-up-list-2016.html

Blogs I’m following in the Challenge (s0 far):

Alistair Lane, A Certain Point of View – Topic: Zombie Survival Tips in Haiku

Annette, Annette`s Place – Topic: Legendary Mythical Creatures

Dipanwita, Cocktails, Mocktails & LIfe Topic: Poetry

Jo , Food, Life and a Scent of Chocolate Topic: Food

John Davis Frain, John Davis Frain Topic: Six Sentence Stories

Jackie Jain , Words Dipped in Happiness Topic: Poems about Happiness

Ipsita Banerjee,  A Sliver of a Moonbeam Topic: Book Friends

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles – Topic: The ABCs of Mindfulness

Susan A Eames – Travel, Fiction and Photos Topic: Wildlife Encounters

 

 

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

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