navajo skinwalker. name meaning priestess. female. witch. referred to as "chindi" by the wary.
often takes the form of an unnaturally beastly coyote or "the woman with crimson hair," notable for dark red locks serving as a reminder of her bloodlust.
the former wife of an ancient navajo tribe chieftan, led astray by cursing the woman who birthed his first son and devouring the child's soul. she wanders canyon diablo craving the flesh of the youthful. on every new moon, the yips and howls of miakoda can be heard throughout the canyon as she stalks her prey of children in the eternal night. it is believed that merely speaking her true name can curse the weak of mind.