Black Wind, one of the twelve Iltchí. He made the world as it is now. When the earth was first formed it was a perfectly flat plain, but Black Wind came along with his horns, and, bending his head, ripped open the earth and made ravines and canyons. Then he sent down on earth a piece of limestone (tzês-payé), and the Sun sent one of his rays down upon it. It conceived and brought forth a little white stone. Then came another ray and the rock brought forth another stone. The Sun shone on the two little stones and each stone brought forth a pair of human beings — they were the first human beings and were of a gray color.



  • Bourke, John G. (1890). "Notes on Apache Mythology. "JAF 3:209-212, p. 209.