Supernatural People

North American - A race of semi-divine people, inhabitants of the land of the dead. In the lore of the Haida, they were originally ten brothers who were trapped by nightfall on a mountain and found themselves transported back to the plains when, one by one, they threw themselves into the flames of their camp-fire. They took aboard their canoe a woman whose hands had been burned and took her with them to an island where a wizard painted them and they became the Supernatural People. They appear in the stories of Blue Jay and his sister, Ioi, as the beings who restored to life the corpse that Blue Jay had married. Also referred to as Supernatural People, Divine People, Divine People or Danaans.

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