Published on November 21, 2012 by Casey
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Tribal affiliation: Blackfoot
Alternate spellings: Iipisowaahs, Aapisowoohta, Iipisowaahsa, Aapisowaahs, Ipisoahs, Iipisowaahsi, Ipiso-Waahsa
Pronunciation: varies by dialect, but usually similar to ah-pih-so-wah-sah
Also known as: Morning Star, Morning-Star, Morningstar
Type: Hero, star
Apisirahts is the Blackfoot Morning Star, a hero of the celestial Above People. He is the son of the sun god Natosi and the moon goddess Komorkis. Morning Star’s mortal son Poia (by other tellings, his adopted brother) is an important figure in the Blackfoot Sun Dance.