- Mythical Number: #0908
- Culture: North American
- Attribute: Forest Dweller
- Behaviour: Deadly
An enormous spider monster that hid its heart in the ground rendering the beasts invincible. This was a similar custom to Giants and fairies of Native American myth. The hero Otheigwendha encountered this creature in the forest and tried to kill it with a branch that it ripped off from a tree. He ran towards the creature but missed his thrust and the weapon struck deep into the ground. Otheigwendha thought that he would soon killed unable to get the stick from under the gorund. However the Djieien cried in agony and the hero realised that his sharp stick had struck the place where the Djieien’s heart was buried. Finally the creature died once and for all.
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Did you find Djieien interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a scary or actioned-packed drawing of the Deadly Djieien and send it to this website. Native American myth have been wonderfully collated in this book American Indian Trickster Tales and also in Creative Kids: Native American Tales and Activities. One famous North American creature made it into its own horror film Wendigo (2001) is about a couple and their child who encounter this horrible monster.
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