Omatikaya (Blue Flute clan)
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The Omaticaya clan (Na'vi name: Omatikaya meaning "Blue Flute clan") is a Na'vi tribe of the forest. They formerly lived in a Hometree in one of Pandora's huge jungles. The Omaticaya people are led by Jake Sully (formerly Eytukan and temporarily Tsu'tey) and Mo'at, and share a deep connection with the forest. The past two Toruk Maktos have been members of the clan, most notably Jake Sully, the sixth Toruk Makto.
While other clans such as the Anurai organize themselves around carving or pottery, the Omaticaya are renowned for their brilliant textiles. Thus, the loom plays a key role in the daily life of the clan. The largest of the Omaticayan looms is more massive than a Terran pipe organ. This 'mother loom' is given a place of honor in the common area of Hometree.
When members reach a certain age, they must perform Iknimaya, a rite of passage in which a young Na'vi must climb up into the Hallelujah Mountains to find an ikran. Through tsaheylu, the initiate creates a lifelong bond with it. Once this act is performed, they must then complete Uniltaron. After this, the initiate is accepted by the tribe as one of the People and is allowed to carve a bow from a branch of the Hometree. The new clan member may also choose a mate.
Relationship with Humanity[edit | edit source]
Initial contact with humanity took place at least a decade before the events of the film.
Grace Augustine and René Harper founded a schoolhouse in 2142, to teach the clan English and strengthen diplomatic ties. However, ten years later the security forces disastrously killed a number of the students, including Sylwanin, the daughter of the clan leader Mo'at.
While diplomatic relations improved after the clan accepted Jake Sully in 2154, their ancestral Hometree unfortunately resided over the largest deposit of unobtanium anywhere near the humans' settlement at Hell's Gate. This inevitably led to conflict, as the RDA came to Pandora largely in the pursuit of the substance. After negotiations failed between the humans and the Na'vi, the Hometree was destroyed, and the Omaticaya were forced to take shelter at the Tree of Souls.
With the aid of the Pandoran wildlife, they were able to defend the sacred site successfully, and forcibly expelled the remaining humans from Pandora.
Members of the clan[edit | edit source]
Seen in the film[edit | edit source]
Comics[edit | edit source]
Games[edit | edit source]
Others[edit | edit source]
- Neytiri's great-great-grandfather (the fifth Toruk Makto)
- Neytep and Anuk (murdered at school)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the original Avatar screenplay (Project 880), the Omaticaya were known as the Tsumongwi.
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- According to Pandorapedia, René Harper only arrived 2142, and Grace Augustine stated that she put ten years into the school. for Beyda'amo to distrust humans because of the massacre by 2152, the school must have been founded in 2142 and closed in 2152.
|Clans||Anurai · Kekunan · Li'ona · Metkayina · Ni'awve · Olangi · Omaticaya · Tawkami · Tipani · Tayrangi|
|Armor||'Awvea Tsamsiyu · Eyktan · Helmet · Karyu · Nawm · Nawma Ni'awve · Nawma Taronyu · Taronyu · Tirea · Tsteu|
|Other clothing||Baby Carrier · Battle Band · Loincloth · Anurai Necklace · Rider's Mask · Sash|
|Culinary Items||Basket · Butchering Tool · Cooking Pot · Fire Pit (Tools) · Fish Yoke · Food Wrap · Ground Rack · Leaf Plate · Water Carrier|
|Music||Children's Songs · Hometree Songs · Hunt Songs · The Legend of Nok · Personal Songs · Pitches, Intervals and Scales · Social Songs|