Name: Hiintcabiit Tribal affiliation:Arapaho Alternate spellings: Hiincebiit, Hiintcabit Pronunciation: heent-sabb-eet (the second syllable rhymes with "crab.") Also known as: Owner-of-Waters, Great Serpent Type:Lake monster, serpent Related figures in other tribes:Misiginebig (Anishinabe),
Kitchi-at'Husis (Maliseet), Tcipitckaam (Micmac), Mehne (Cheyenne)
Hiintcabiit is a great horned water serpent of Arapaho legend. Although they are powerful and dangerous, in Arapaho legends,
horned serpents often do not harm people who pay them the proper respect, and sometimes even
reward people who give them offerings with good luck in hunting or war. The name "Hiintcabiit" literally means
"water master" or "owner of waters" in Arapaho.
Profile of the Arapaho horned serpent.
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