Definición de kachina en inglés:


Saltos de línea: ka|china
Pronunciación: /kəˈtʃiːnə
(also katsina)

sustantivo (plural kachinas)

1A deified ancestral spirit in the mythology of Pueblo Indians.
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  • It's not like me telling people; it's the kachina spirits.
  • This style is also worn by the Longhair kachina, one of the important Hopi spirits who live in the Peaks and bring rain to Hopiland.
  • Among the Hopi, the kachinas are said to live in the San Francisco peaks near Flagstaff.
1.1 (also kachina dancer) A person who represents a kachina in ceremonial dances.
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  • The ripe corn is eaten; corn pollen and meal are used in kiva ceremonies and at kachina dances.
  • Some ceremonials, such as the Zuni Shalakos, feature kachinas in ten-foot high costumes.
  • Warrior katsinas arrive to punish the clowns for licentious behavior and teach them good Hopi behavior: modest and quiet in conduct, careful and decorous in speech, abstemious and sharing about food, and unselfish about other things.
1.2 (also kachina doll) A small carved figure representing a kachina.
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  • Commercial art includes the making of kachina dolls, silver jewelry, woven baskets, and pottery.
  • Taught by his uncle, Leo has been carving katsinas for more than 20 years, starting at the age of 15.
  • As the rugs, baskets, ceramics, katsinas, etc., etc., etc. quickly sell, Opice must get the sales information into his database.


from Hopi kacina 'supernatural', of Keres origin.

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