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In Seneca mythology, Djieien is a monstrous spider six feet tall. It could not be killed because it had hidden its heart underground. The great hero Othegwenhda (Hiawatha) discovered Dijien's heart and so killed it.[1]

Djieien figures in the tale of Hagowanen and Ot'hegwenhda.[2]


  1. ^ Bane, Theresa (2016). Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore. McFarland. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-4766-2268-2. Retrieved Aug 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Curtin, Jeremiah; Hewitt, J.N.B. (1918). "Seneca Fiction, Legengs, and Myths". Thirty-Second Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology: 376. Retrieved Aug 18, 2018.
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