Djuskaha

North American - An Iroquois culture hero. Twin brother of Othagwenda. These boys were born to a maiden, daughter of Ataensis, impregnated by the West Wind. Othagwenda was abandoned at birth, only to be rescued by his brother. When they reached maturity they went their separate ways, making plants and animals, later meeting to compare their handiwork. Djuskaha made a number of improvements to things created by his brother, so that they were more beneficial to man, whereas Othagwenda spoiled much of his brother's work. As a result, they quarrelled and Othagwenda was killed. Sometimes known as Djuskaha, Ioskeha, Ioskeha, Iouskeha, Jouskeha, Odendonnia, Oterongtongnia, Sapling, Teharon, Teharonhiawagon, Tharonhiawakon, Tharonmaouagon, White One, Yoskeha, Hahgwehdiyu, 'Sapling', Teharon(hiawagon), Tharonhiaouagon, Abnaki Gluskap, Algonquin Manabozho, Huron Tsent(s)a, Menominee Manabush, Montagnais Messou, Juskaha, Juskaha, Little Sprout, Little Sprout, Iokeha or Iokeha.

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