Making Believe A to Z C for Chenoos


These are cool! Remember the first Peter Jackson Hobbit movie (how could you forget, right?) Well whoever thought up those giant mountains fighting each other…not original.

It seems the Iroquois know of the great stone giants long before movies were made or books printed.

Chenoos are clumsy giants. They have hot tempers and continually fight with one another. So crude are they that during their thunderous battles they’ll pick up trees and use them as clubs, or sling boulders at each other. Sound familiar?

There’s no reason to be afraid of them unless, like the Hobbits you are very small, and the boulder they sling just happens to be one you are climbing.

A Chenoo is rather shy of humans and when a person is near, they will camouflage themselves into the rocks (or mountains).

These North American spirits may not be what Tolkein was thinking of (or was it Peter Jackson?) Nevertheless, I see a very close similarity.



Participants in the Supernatural Mini A to Z challenge include the following blogs

Tasha’s Thinkings (Vampires) 5. Anna @ Deeply Shallow (mythical creatures) 9. Sara C. Snider (Mythical Creatures and People)
2. Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles (Ghosts) 6. Moon, Light and Shadow 10. Mina Burrows (Classic Monsters)
3. The Other Side: The A to Z of Witches 7. Making Believe 11. Julia Matthews Paranormal Adult Romance (Occult)
4. A Creative Mind 8. Write Accountable (Fairy Tales) 12. Precious Monsters

About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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10 Responses to Making Believe A to Z C for Chenoos

  1. djinnia says:

    wicked! how interesting to have so many cultures come up with similar things.

  2. Luna says:

    Oh I love when myths and legends from different cultures overlap. In doing research for this year’s A to Z, I discovered that may of the characters in my country’s folklore have striking similarities to characters in other folklore and mythology. It’s kind of cool when you think about it… we all have a common history somewhere.

  3. So cool, and I loved watching the video!!

  4. timsbrannan says:

    Very cool!

    I love stories from Native American myths. Always something new and exciting.

    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

  5. It often true that myths are repeated from one culture to another. I suppose clumsy giants would be a good way to explain earth quakes and landslides.
    Tasha’s Thinkings

  6. Rock giants are a really good way of explaining sudden rock falls. Not much in Tolkein is original, it’s the way he assembled it that makes it interesting 🙂
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX – A to Z Drabblerotic

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