Category:Horned serpent

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Horned Serpent 
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Рогатый Змей (ru); ホーンド・サーペント (ja); Unktehila (it); Horned Serpent (en); 角蛇 (zh); Унктехи (mk); Uktena (nl) mythological serpent (en)

This category refers to a different serpent spirits being found in many Native American tribes' cosmologies and represented frequently in art throughout North America. These are also known by the following terms.

  • Tie-Snakes, Estakwvnayv (Muscogee)
  • Tcinto såktco (Alabama)
  • Uktena (Cherokee)
  • Unktehi or Unktehila (Dakota)
  • Unktehila or Ųȟcéǧila (Lakota)
  • Misi-kinepikw (Cree)
  • Msi-kinepikwa (Shawnee)
  • Misi-ginebig (Oji-Cree)
  • Mishi-ginebig (Ojibwe)
  • Pita-skog (Abenaki)
  • Sinti lapitta (Choctaw)
  • Olobit (Natchez)
  • Avanyu (Tewa)

These spirit being is sometimes represented with horns or antlers, and sometimes with wings, when it is associated with the Draco constellation.


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.

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