HUMMINGBIRD MYTHS AND STORIES
Compiled by Dillon Horger from publicly
available sources such as published literature
and websites
A summary of where each story theme occurs
across Native Peoples of the Americas
Stay tuned for essays on the different story
themes
Map of Native
Peoples with
Hummingbird
Myths and
Stories
Hummingbird Myth & Story Themes
Creation
Omen/superstition
Gods
Rebirth
Helping humans
Afterlife/underworld
Punishment
War/battles
Sun/light
Famine/drought
Medicine
Peace
Time
Fire
Size
Color
Flight/ speed / agility
Song
Legs (no legs)
Territoriality
Skill/cleverness/bravery
Luck
Morality/ good vs. evil
Flowers (General)
Tobacco
Love
Rain/ water
Flood
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Color Sun / light
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Afterlife / underworld Creation
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Famine/drought Rain / Water
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Fire Flood
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Gods Morality / Good vs Evil
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Luck Medicine
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Omens / Superstition Peace
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Flowers Territoriality
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Helping Humans Love
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Flight / Speed/ Agility Skill-Cleverness-Bravery
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Time Tobacco
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Punishment War / Battles
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Size Song
Maps showing where people share
hummingbird story themes
Legs (no legs) Rebirth