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Bináá' yee aghání are malevolent shapeshifting birds from Navajo folklore. They are the enemies of the original heroes twins, Monsterslayer and Born of Water.

Race to the Sun

A Bináá' yee agháni tries to kill Nizhoni Begay and kidnap her brother to keep his plans in motion.


In their true form the Bináá' yee aghání resemble human-sized vultures will black wire like hair dangling from their heads and bulging eyes covered in blue veils.


  • Shapeshifting: They can appear in either their true bird forms, as humans, and as anything or anyone else they wish to turn into.
  • Paralyzing Gaze: They can paralyze anyone who looks into their eyes, with the exception of Monsterslayer and the inheritors of his power.

Known Bináá' yee agháni

Race to the Sun
Books: Race to the Sun
Main Characters: Nizhoni Begay | Mac Begay | Davery Descheny | Mr. Charles | Mr. Yazzie
Secondary Characters: Bethany Begay | Mr. Rock | Ms. Bird | Rock Crystal Boy | Black Jet Girl
Minor Characters: Coach | Adrien Cuttlebush | Mr. Begay | Darcy | Maya | Bethany Begay's Mother | Bethany Begay's Father | Eugene
Navajo Holy People: Spider Woman | Jóhonaa'éí | Turquoise Boy | Yellow Corn Girl
Magical Creatures: Bináá' yee aghání | Łizhin | Dólii | Tsídii | Łigai
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