Legendary Native American Figures: Two-Face (Double-Face or Sharp-Elbows)
Name: Two-Face Tribal affiliation:Cheyenne, Sioux, Omaha Native Names: Hestovatohkeo'o (Cheyenne: also Héstova'kéhe, Héstóvátóhke, Héstova'éhe) Also Known As: Double-Face, Sharp-Elbows, Two-Faces, Two-Faced People, Two Faced One, Two Face, Two Faces,
Twoface, Twofaces, Twofaced, Double Face, Doubleface, Double Faces, Double-Faces, Doublefaces, Sharp Elbows Type:Monster
Two-Face is a malevolent humanoid monster of the Plains Indian tribes. In some tribes Two-Faces are described as ogres, but
most often the Two-Face resembles a human except for having a second face on the back side of his or her head. If people
make eye contact with this second face, they will either be struck dead or paralyzed with fear until the Two-Face
returns to murder them (usually by stabbing them to death with his sharp elbows.) In some stories Two-Face is a
predator who eats humans, but in most he is an evil being who kills simply for the sake of killing. Two-Faces who are not
cannibals often mutilate the bodies of their victims in gruesome ways, and frequently target children, pregnant women, or
other vulnerable people.
Two-Face and the Twins:
Omaha story about a Two-Face that kills a pregnant woman, whose twins survive and avenge her.
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