Turtle, Desert Tortoise. A Lesser Chief, the companion and partner to ?Ɨtcivi, Gila Monster. Both are the enemies of Coyote. ?Aya is symbolic of the spirit of the people, and represents toughness, determination, and endurance.
- Laird, Carobeth. (1976). The Chemehuevis. Banning, Calif.: Malki Museum Press, pp. 116, 168, 182.