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Native American Legends: Komorkis (Ko'komiki'somm)
Tribal affiliation: Blackfoot
Alternate spellings: Ko'komiki'somm, Ko'komiki'somma, Kokomikeis, Kokimmikisoom, Kokomi kisomm
Pronunciation: In Blackfoot, similar to koh-koh-mih-kih-sum. The Anglicization is usually pronounced koh-mor-kiss.
Komorkis is the Moon, second eldest of the sacred Sky People.
Komorkis is the wife of the sun god
Natos and mother of the stars, of which
the most important is Morning-Star.
Komorkis is said to be the grandmother of several heroes of Blackfoot legend, such as
The Story of Poia Star Boy:
Blackfoot stories about Komorkis' grandson Star Boy and her daughter-in-law's disobedience to her.
The Moon and the Great Snake:
Blackfoot story about a giant snake that was punished for flirting with Ko'komiki'somm.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians:
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Collection of traditional Blackfoot legends and folktales, including several about the Above People.
Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies:
Anthology of folklore from the Blackfoot and other Northern Plains tribes.
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