First Four Companions

Hsunchen pantheon — Old Gods, friends of the Great Spirit

Most primitive societies recognize the existence of the First Four Companions, who assisted Earthmaker in the creation of the world. They are the overseers of the four compass directions and they are always depicted as having the form of animals of a watery origin.

The most widespread story knows the Companions as Turtle, Loon, Otter, and Sea Eagle.