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The painting of Naman and Sageeth in the Kawatche Caves.

"It was prophesied that Naman would fall from the skies in a rain of fire. They say that Naman would have the strength of ten men, and will be able to start fires with his eyes."
— Kyla Willowbrook to Clark. Skinwalker

Naman is the prophesied savior of the world as told in the tradition of the Kawatche Native Americans. According to the story, he is a man from the stars who would fall to the Earth in a rain of fire - possessing the strength of ten men and the power to start fires with his eyes.

Although never outright confirmed, it is heavily alluded to - and wholeheartedly believed by Kyla Willowbrook and her grandfather (both members of the Kawatche people) - that Clark Kent is Naman - or at least, his Kryptonian origins and his subsequent destiny as Superman were the stories that the prophecy was centered around.

Legend

Another representation of the painting.

"According to the legend, a man came from the stars and fell in love with the mother of our people. Out of that forbidden affair, the Kawatche people were born."
— Joseph Willowbrook. Skinwalker

Roughly five centuries ago, a Kryptonian is said to have visited what is now Smallville - carrying with him samples of Kryptonite. There he encountered a Native American clan, falling in love with one of their own.

The prophecy also foretold of two people who would be important in the life of Naman: Sageeth and a woman Naman is fated to be with. The woman is not named but an image of her in the caves features her wearing a diamond. Kyla Willowbrook wore the aquamarine stone on a bracelet passed down through the generations of women in her family.

Mentions

Notes

  • Naman and Sageeth's relationship is similar to Clark and Lex's relationship; two best friends who are foretold to turn bitter enemies, and how one would be the downfall of the other.
  • The legend of a savior from another world is very similar to the legend of the Traveler foretold by Veritas.

Quotes

Clark: The prophecy isn't written down. It's part of an oral tradition, so it's open to a million different interpretations.
Martha: What's your interpretation?
Clark: I don't know. Professor Willowbrook thinks that I'm Naman. Jor-El wants me to be some sort of Kryptonian warrior. I just want to be Clark Kent.
Season Three, Talisman

Lex: You know, I've been thinking a lot about this prophecy. I've got a new interpretation. Want to hear it?
Clark: Sure.
Lex: This Naman guy is supposed to come from the stars, have the power of ten men, and shoot fire from his eyes, right?
Clark: It's just an allegory, Lex.
Lex: I know. But if one person could do all that, he would be a formidable enemy. He could conquer the world. He could become a tyrant if nobody kept him in check. So I've been thinking. Anybody who'd be willing to fight him would have to be pretty brave. Clark, did it ever occur to you that maybe the hero of the story... is Sageeth?
Season Three, Talisman
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