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ICTINIKE

Picture of the Native American Trickster God ICTINIKE from our Native American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Native American Trickster God

Also known as IKTO, IKTOMI, INKTOMI, UNKTOME

Spider Trickster God of War, Treachery and Mischief

Forget Spider-man, meet Spidergod. More like a cartoon creation, he seems to have spent most of his time trying to outsmart the Great Rabbit MANABOZHO. (Spidey meets Bugs Bunny).

On one occasion, or should it be episode, he tricked MANABOZHO out of his very skin, and impersonated the lop-eared japester. MANABOZHO had the last laugh as usual by giving ICTINIKE a large cow-hide blanket. What he didn’t tell him was that most of it was still attached to a war drum. (We haven’t seen the animation so some details are not at all clear.)

Before long there was a frenzy of pounding. Boing! Blam! Whumpetty! Kerplunk! ICTINIKE bounced all over the place. Finally he boinged high into the air, landed heavily on hard ground and broke his neck. Daffy Duck was never like this.

Laugh? You could split your sides. Even the idea of a spider with a neck. We must stop before we have hysterics.

ICTINIKE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ICTINIKE
Area or people : Lakota, Plains, Sioux
Location : North America
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Mayhem
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : IKTO, IKTOMI, INKTOMI, UNKTOME
Popularity index : 9540

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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