When the world was formed, there were twelve gods, the Natzonlit, and twelve others, the Nadagonyit, who assisted them. Then came twelve others, the Kudindiye, who were inferior to both the others.

There were also twelve heavens, Yâ-désish, twelve suns, Chígo-na-áy, twelve moons, Klégo-na-áy, and twelve black winds, the Iltchí. The earth was divided into twelve parts.



  • Bourke, John G. (1890). "Notes on Apache Mythology. "JAF 3:209-212, p. 209.