Native American mythology

KACHINAS

Hopi Nature Spirits

Also known as KAT'SINAS

Ubiquitous Nature Spirits

Spirits of Nature, ruled by EOTOTO. There’s millions and billions of the little blighters, and between them they control everything, from rain, wind and animals to spirits of the dead. You have to admire their industry.

Every living thing has its own Kachina, and that includes non-living things, as everything is a living thing even if it’s not living. Confused yet?

To the Hopi, everything that exists, including the rocks, the rivers, the rains and the rubbish, has its own Kachina to look after its life-force.

The top KACHINAS are known as the Wuya. Wooden Kachina dolls are very popular, and to show respect, they’re only made from dead trees. Which are also living things, but not quite so much.

We hope to round up each and every Kachina eventually for inclusion within our Holy Database, but negotiations with the Database Kachina are at a very early stage. In the meantime, here are some that we know about: AHE-A, AHMETO-LELA-OKYA, ANGAK-CHIN-MANA, HOTOTO, KARWAN, KOYEMSHI, KWIKWILYAQA, MANA, MOMO, NATASKA, and PALHIK-MANA.

Kachinas Facts and Figures

Name: Kachinas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: KAT'SINAS

Gender: Both male and female
Type: spiritual being
Area or people: Hopi, Pueblo
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Nature
Area of expertise: Nature

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 15357

Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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