Sedit

North American - A trickster-god of the Wintun people. Olelbis sent his brothers to earth with orders to build a ladder from earth to heaven so that men could ascend to renew their youth. Sedit persuaded the brothers to dismantle the work that they had already done but suddenly realised that he himself was now cut off from heaven. He tried to reach heaven, flying on a pair of home-made wings, but they shrivelled in the heat of the sun and Sedit was killed when he fell back to earth. Occasionally known as Sedit, Coyote, Coyote, Eno, Eyacque, Ital(a)pas, Koyote, Mahih-Nah-Tlehey, Olle, Shunk-Manitou, Coyote, Coyote, Coyote, Coyote or First Man.

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