KACHINASAlso 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.
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: AHEA, AHMETO-LELA-OKYA, ANGAK-CHIN-MANA, BOTOTO, KARWAN, KOYEMSI, KWIKWILYAQA, MANA, MOMO, NATASKA, and PALHIK-MANA.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Area or people : Hopi, Pueblo
Location : North America
Gender : Both male and female
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KAT'SINAS
Popularity index : 419
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