The Oglala mythology places their God figures in four ranks, with four dieties in eah rank, having prestige and precedence according to rank and place in rank.
First Rank: Superior Gods
- The Superior Gods include:
- Wi (the Sun), chief of the Gods;
- Skan (the Sky), the Great All-Powerful Spirit;
- Maka (the Earth), the ancestress of all upon the world and provider for all;
- Inyan (the Rock), the primal source of all things.
Second Rank: Associate Gods
- The Associate Gods include:
- Hanwi (the Moon), created by Wi to be his companion;
- Tate (the Wind), created by Skan to be his companion;
- Unk (Contention), created by Maka to be her companion, but who was cast into the waters and is the Goddess of the Waters and ancestress of all evil beings;
- Wakinyan (Winged One), created by Inyan to be his active associate.
Third Rank: the Subordinate Gods
- The Subordinate Gods include:
- Ta Tanka (The Buffalo God), the patron of ceremonies, of health, and of provision.
- Hu Nonp (the Bear God), the patron of wisdom
- Wani (the Four Winds), the vitalizer and weather
- Yum, (the Whirlwind), the God of chance, of games, and of love.
Fourth Rank: The Inferior Gods
- The Inferior Gods include:
- Nagi, (the Spirit);
- Niya, (the Ghost);
- Sicun, (the Intellect);
- Nagila (the immaterial self of irrational things)
These sixteen Gods are each a personal manifestation of one Supreme Being, called Wakan Tanka, (the Great Mystery).
The Oglalla Dieties | Relationships of the Oglala Gods