The two tribes ‘ names are heavily influenced by Inuit and Yupik cultures, though influences from Asian cultures exist too as they’re found throughout the Avatar universe.
There are three tribes: the Northern Water Tribe, centered in the North Pole; the Southern Water Tribe, centered in the South Pole; and the Foggy Swamp Tribe, located in the Earth Kingdom’s Foggy Swamp. Both the Northern and Southern Water Tribes are chiefdoms led by a tribal chief.
The original creator confirmed that and confirmed the direct locations. The Fire Nation is Japanese, the Earth Kingdom is chinese, the air nomads are tibetan, and the water tribes are inuit.
Nope. For instance the folks of the Water Tribe have darker (cinnamon-colored I guess) skin, blue eyes and smooth dark hair, a combination that is pretty unusual on Earth. People of the Earth Nation often have Asian faces but green eyes.
The water tribe originally descended from a lion turtle that was in a tropical area. That is why they are dark. They must have lived close and used the portal to travel prior to the first harmonic convergence we see. They did not realize that avatar Juan was going to close the portal.
He married Pema – a non-bender – and had four children with her from which all were air-benders – Jinora, Ikki, Meelo, Rohan. This guy is puzzling case. You would think that he married Sukki, right?
Hope I made you proud. Bumi is Avatar Aang and Katara’s first child and eldest son, as well as the only one to be born a nonbender among the couple’s three children; he later developed airbending abilities after the Harmonic Convergence of 171 AG.
As frustrating as it is, the general consensus is that Sokka died of old age and natural causes between age 70 and 85. We first even learn about Sokka’s fate in the series sequel, The Legend of Korra (which you can watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Google Play), when Katara says that he’s passed away.
Being frozen in an iceberg for 100 years while in the Avatar State drained much of Aang’s life energy. Ultimately, it resulted in Aang dying at the relatively young biological age of 66 since he was in the ice for 100 years, in 153 AG.
Male airbenders occupied the Northern and Southern Air Temples, while females lived in the Eastern and Western Air Temples. So Aang presumably didn’t see them often. Airbenders, although not without permanent temples, were mostly nomadic, traveling the world. Hence, the term ‘Air Nomads’.
Mostly Chinese but a little of Japanese for the Fire nation and Inuit for the Water nation. The series is notable for borrowing extensively from East Asian art and mythology for its universe.
Air Nomads Aang had a series of tattoos around his body. This made him the youngest known airbending master until his granddaughter Jinora received her tattoos at the age of eleven in 171 AG.
The people in ATLA have varying skin colors. For instance, Katara and Sokka have darker skin than Aang. Typically, members of the water tribes had darker skin. Some of the citizens of the Earth Kingdom also were of a darker complexion.
An important distinction to make is that the Water Tribes in Avatar aren’t Inuit. Comparing the show to say, Moana: in Moana, the people are clearly a Polynesian nation. It’s a fictionalized Polynesian nation, but they are definitely Polynesian.
Korra is not Black — Water Tribe members are based in part on Intuit cultures —but Black women can see so much of their struggle in how she moves through the world. Rather than ask for help, Korra isolates herself for three years.