The Mound Builders associated great mystical value to the twins. Some Indian tribes including the Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Seminole and Chickasaw still retain some elements of the Mississippi culture. Their sacred rites, myths and symbols and are presumed to descend from the Mississippians. The Mississippian Twins symbol illustrate the sons of the deity Red Horn and strongly feature in the creation myth in the role of protectors. As hero figures the hero twins overcame great odds to protect the people from enemies, monsters, animals, floods, drought and many other problems.