North American - A Navaho war-god and god of darkness. One of the Yeibechi. Son of Tsohanoai and Estanatlehi. Son of Yolkai Estsan, some say. Twin brother of Nayenezgani, some say. He and his brother Nayenezgani were given feathers, to protect them from all dangers, by the spider-woman Naste Estsan. They travelled to the house of their father, the sun-god Tsohanoai, who accepted them as his sons only after testing them with spikes, scalding steam and poison. He then gave them weapons such as lightning with which to rid the land of monsters, the anaye. They first killed the giant Yeitso and then the monster Teelget. They also killed the enormous beasts, with talons like eagles, known as the Tsenahale and plucked their feathers which changed into small singing birds. Other versions include adventures involving the killing of an enormous bear, the rock-spirit Tsenagahi and the people alleged to be able to kill just by looking, known as the Binaye Ahani. At times, referred to as Tobadzistsini, Thobadestchin, Thobadestchin, Thobadzistshini, Thobadzistshini, Tobachischini or Tobachischini.

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