Stone Coat

North American - A giant in the lore of the Ute. A young boy of immense strength came to Stone Coat's lodge, despite a warning from his father, and was challenged to eat one bear before Stone Coat could eat the other. By deception, the boy won and was challenged to kick a log higher than the giant could. The boy won, kicking the log very high so that when it fell on Stone Coat it killed him. The boy had earlier killed a family of thunderspirits and later killed a gambler who had made a practice of decapitating those who lost to him at dice. He also helped the Bear and Wolf tribes to win a ball game and they invited him to become their chief, an honour he gave to his father. Also called Stone Coat.

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