Religion in Early Virginia Indian Society

Spirits
The Powhatan Indians likely worshipped many spirits, of which the Jamestown colonists recorded only a few: Okee, Ahone, the Great Hare, an unnamed female divinity, and the Sun. Among these, the localized Okee appears to have been the most important on a day-to-day basis. Although the word Okee appears to have been borrowed from the Iroquoian-speaking Huron, the Algonquian-speaking Powhatans apparently used it in almost the same way: to refer to spirits in general or, more probably, a category of spirits immediately involved in Powhatan activities. Read more about: Religion in Early Virginia Indian Society