The Northeast

Floyd Lounsbury (cited in Hall 2000) has discovered that the Mesoamerican cult of the Morning Star spread to the Iro-quois, probably through their Cherokee linguistic relatives. In any case, Tawiskaron, the name of the Iroquois Flint Knife god, and the related Cherokee form, are derived from the prototype of Aztec Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli.11 According to

11 Linguistically, the connection is: tla from earlier *ta, huiz for phonetic wis, cal for phonetic kal, pan, a locative, also found as an, with tecuhtli, "lord," omitted.

13.6. The Arctic

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