Omatikaya (Blue Flute clan)
|Behind the scenes|
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. 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, 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 and may also choose a mate.
The tribe happens to live over the largest deposit of unobtanium nearest to the humans' settlement at Hell's Gate. This leads to conflict, as the RDA came to Pandora largely in the pursuit of unobtanium. After negotiations fail between the humans and the Na'vi, the Hometree gets destroyed, and the Omaticaya people are forced to take shelter at the Tree of Souls. It is currently unknown where they live since the final battle with the RDA.
While other Na'vi clans on Pandora 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' (Na'vi: mas'kit nivi sa'nok) is given a place of honor in the common area of Hometree.
The past two Toruk Maktos have been members of the clan, most notably Jake Sully, the sixth Toruk Makto.
Members seen in the filmEdit
- In the original Avatar screenplay (Project 880), the Omaticaya were known as the Tsumongwi.