’The Old Woman Beneath Us’. She holds the pole supporting the Earth and gives it a shake now and then if she is not happy about something.
In case of earthquakes it is best to placate her by pouring some melting fat on the fire — it will drip down until it reaches her.
We are not sure about this but think she may hold the world like a big toffee apple on a stick.
Hayicanako Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Area or people: Tlingit
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: the Earth
Area of expertise: Earth
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 688
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Article last revised on October 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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