Ikto'mi Brings About the Death of an Iya (Hardcover)

Ikto'mi Brings About the Death of an Iya By Language Initiative Thunder Valley, Christine Nih'shaw (Illustrator) Cover Image
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When crafty Ikto'mi comes across a hungry Iya (a giant) he fears he may become its next meal but Iya has bigger plans: he's going to eat the nearby village With a trick or two up his sleeve, Ikto must find a way to save the people from Iya's never-ending appetite. Written in English and Lakota.

Ikto'mi, whose name literally means "spider," is a trickster figure, shape-shifter, and cultural hero in traditional Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Sioux American Indian stories.

According to legend, he was born, full-grown from an egg. The first-born son of Inya - the Rock, he is the size of an ordinary man and possesses supernatural powers and spider-like qualities. He is both the fool and a sly, cunning teacher; good and bad; hero and anti-hero.

Iya - the giant - is Ikto'mi's younger brother and a powerful destructive creature who consumes all in his path.

Ikto'mi is also referred to as Inktomi, Iktome, Ictinike, Ikto, Unktomi, and Unktome, depending on the region and dialect.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780999759721
ISBN-10: 0999759728
Publisher: Riversong Studio
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2019
Pages: 34
Language: English