Some older forms of God’s name for Bodewadmik/Neshnabek

Older names for the Spirit of all Life…

Shkwedénsi                                       Fire Spirit

Nétemanokit                                      First Worker

Jak gégo ga gishtot                             He who made everything

Jak gégo ga she tot                             He who made it all

Jak gégo éwabdet                               He who sees it all

Jak gégo ékéndaset                            He who knows all

Jak gégo she éyéyet                            He who is everywhere

Jak she shkizhgok                              All Eyes

Mdewédséje                                      Invisible Walks

Mdewédsé                                         He who walks that cannot be seen

Ékéjgakwéset                                    He walks in the shadows

G’kekezogé                                       The Hidden One

Waubenonsi                                      The Early Morning One

Gchemdodoshkét                               The Mighty Breasted One

Psakwnegét                                       He who creates the spark of life

Psakwnegéje                                      He who makes the spark

Psakwnébmadsogé                             He is the Spark of Life

Wdebénmagét                                   The Owner

Wawabmogé                                     He who mirrors us

Shpemsekéjabdebet                           He who sits in the Heavens

Geno ojashket                                    The long nosed One (slow to anger)

Geshemnedo                                      Great or Mighty Spirit

Mamogosnan                                     The greatest Father of us all

Mamoshimnan                                   The Greatest Brother of us all (Jesus)

Kejk’osnan                                        Our Heavenly Father

Mnedo                                               Spirit

Yahwuh                                            He is

Yahwuh EYawyan                             I am who I am

Yahwuh iw je Eyawyan                     I am what I will be

Yahwuh eje yawyan                           I will be who I will be

                                                          I am who I will be

                                                          I will be who I am

Published by neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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