Associations to the word «Kachina»
KACHINA, noun. A vaguely ancestral anthropomorphic spirit being, associated with clouds and rain or personifying the power in the sun, the earth, or corn (among other things).
KACHINA, noun. A wooden doll, as might be given to a child, which represents such a being.
KACHINA, noun. A masked dancer who represents such a being in a ceremonial dance or masked ceremony.
KACHINA, noun. A masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit.
KACHINA, noun. A deified spirit of the Pueblo people.
KACHINA, noun. A carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift.
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