Native American Indian Star Spirits: Sky Beings – Above People

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Above People
Sky Beings

Native American Indian Star Spirits: Sky Beings – Above People

Name: Above People

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Also known as: Sky People, Sky Beings

Tribal affiliation: Blackfoot

Native names: Sspommitapiiksi, Spomi’tapiiks, Spomi-tap-ksi, Spomi-tapi-ksi

Pronunciation: Varies by dialect; usually spum-mih-tuh-peek-sih.

Type: Sky spirits, stars

The Above People, or Sky Beings, were the first creations of the Blackfoot god Apistotoke. The first Sky Being created was the Sun, Natosi, who is highly venerated by Blackfoot people. Other Sky People include the moon goddess, Komorkis, the immortal hero Morning-Star, and all the stars in the sky. The Above People are said to have their own land and their own society above the clouds.

Source: native-languages

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