Function Spiritual and physical home of the Omaticaya
Na'vi Name Kelutral
Size About 460 meters tall, roughly thirty meters in diameter
There are hundreds of disparate Na'vi clans on Pandora. Some of the clans, including the Omaticaya, live in ancient trees that are two to three times the height of the Terran redwoods that once covered the Pacific Northwest.
The name Hometree is misleading, as the structure is actually comprised of a grove of intertwined trees of the same species that have grown together, providing for mutual strength and structural reinforcement. This, coupled with Pandora's low gravity, is what accounts for the immense height of Hometree. The Omaticaya revere this quality of Hometree as a constant reminder that a community is stronger and more resilient than the sum of the individuals who comprise it. Hometrees are generally described as being more than a hundred meters tall, with a hollow base supported by mangrove-like roots. Within this base there are many columns, creating a large central area. In this central area is a natural spiral staircase, which the Na'vi use to move up and down the tree. The hometree was presumed to be over a thousand years old due to its rarity and size. It is believed that hundreds of generations of Na'vi have lived there (and are buried in its roots)
The circumference of Hometree is great enough to house dozens of clan members. The tree is honeycombed with natural hollows and alcoves in which the Na'vi sleep, eat, weave, dance, and celebrate their connection to Eywa. Each Hometree has enough room to comfortably accommodate the members of each Na'vi clan. Hence, there are no cases of Na'vi overpopulation on Pandora, they have no need to expand beyond their Hometree to conquer more territory, as resources are plentiful. When a young Omaticaya becomes a man he is allowed to make his bow out of the wood of hometree. Hometree was recently destroyed by the corporation under the authority of Parker Selfridge and Colonel Miles Quaritch, forcing the Omaticaya to flee. Like many sacred sites on Pandora, Hometree sits above a large deposit of unobtanium.