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TitleWho Was the Great White God?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1970
AuthorsPetersen, Mark E.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number12
Date PublishedDecember 1970
Keywords3 Nephi; Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Mythology; Polynesia; Quetzalcoatl

This article discusses various native traditions of the Western Hemisphere and Pacific region that refer to a “Great White God.” Several sources are cited and their common points are discussed and compared to 3 Nephi 11. Jesus Christ was the Great White God referred to in all instances.