Native American Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of North America...

COPPER WOMAN

Haida Ancestral Goddess

Also known as Xaalajaat

Underwater Copper Goddess

So, you are the only human being. You live by fishing and it is very lonely. When you cry your nose starts to run. Then you blow it into a crab shell and the next day there is a sort of snotball which slowly metamorphosizes into a Crabman.

What happens next? Nothing. They just live happily ever after. No populating the world. No crablets. How selfish can you get in the world of shellfish?

So why is she called Copper Woman? Because she and her husband run the underwater smelting industry.

Copper Woman Facts and Figures

Name: Copper Woman
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Xaalajaat

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Haida, Northwest Coast
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Ancestors and Ancestral Spirits
Area of expertise: Ancestors

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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