|“||From Wakan-Tanka, the Great Mystery, comes all power. It is from Wakan-Tanka that the holy man has wisdom and the power to heal and make holy charms. Man knows that all healing plants are given by Wakan-Tanka, therefore they are holy. So too is the buffalo holy, because it is the gift of Wakan-Tanka.||„|
|~ Maza Blaska|
Described as something beyond human comprehension, the Wakan Tanka (Lakota: Wakȟáŋ Tȟá "Great Mystery") is the supreme deity of Lakota lore. As an abstract being, the Wakan Tanka doesn't have a single form but many, for all that is, is apart of the Wakan Tanka.
In stark contrast with other Great Spirits of Native American Mythologies, such as Gitche Manitou and Unetlanvhi, Wakan Tanka isn't seen as a spirit of pure good, but a being that has good, evil and neutral aspects.
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Tier: At least Low 2-C
Name: Wakan Tanka, Wakantanka, Wakan-Tanka, Wakataka
Origin: Lakota, Dakota and Siouan Mythology
Gender: Genderless, was never described as male nor female until the introduction of English.
Age: Older than the Universe itself
Classification: Great Mystery, Great Spirit, Great Mystery, Abstract Force
Attack Potency: At least Universe level+ (Before the Wakan Tanka, there was only the Han [darkness] and so the Wakan Tanka created Inyan, Maka, Skan and Wi. Together these Gods created the Moon, The Wind, The Falling Star and The Thunderbird. With the help of these beings, they created all that exist and oversee eternity. However, all these beings are but an extension of the Wakan Tanka)
Speed: Omnipresent (All that exist is but an extension of the Wakan Tanka "You can't explain it except by going to the circles within circles idea, the spirit splitting itself up into stones, trees, tiny insects even, making them all wakan by his everpresence. And in turn all these myriad of things which make up the universe flowing back to their source, united in the one Grandfather spirit". Additionally, some legends simply refer to it as "Omnipresent")
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Universal+
Durability: Universe level+ (For it is all that exist, to kill it one may very well have to destroy all that exist), Immortality makes it hard to kill.
Standard Equipment: Things the character usually uses, or carries with him.
Weaknesses: None notable