kachina









kachina


noun

  1. any of various ancestral spirits deified by the Hopi Indians and impersonated in religious rituals by masked dancers.
  2. a Hopi religious ritual at which such masked dancers perform.
  3. a masked dancer impersonating such a spirit at a Hopi religious ritual.
  4. kachina doll.

noun

  1. any of the supernatural beings believed by the Hopi Indians to be the ancestors of living humans

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