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Badger
Has great knowledge of roots and herbs...

 

 

 
 
 
Bear
This great and powerful leader...

 

 

 
 
 
Broadface
Carries Yuka Whips sometimes used to enforce community cleaning...

 

 

 

 

 
Buffalo Dancer
Dances to increase his kind, this Kachina is very well known and the most powerful...
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Butterfly
Directs the medicine man to ingredients which can be used in medicine...

 

 

 

 
Chasing Star
Represents the spirit of the stars and planets..

 

 

 

 

 
Chief
Master of Ceremonies...

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Corn Maiden
The most common female impersonation, she purifies women who grind corn for ceremonies...
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Crow Mother
The mother of all Kachinas...

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
Deer
Dances to bring more of his kind...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eagle Dancer
One of the most popular of all the Kachina dolls...
 

 
 

 

First Mesa
The First Mesa Kachina Dance is used to grow crops...
 

 

 

 

Great Horn Owl
Best known for war on the clowns
 
 

 

 

 

Hemis
One of the most colorful and beautiful of all Kachinas...
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hoop Dancer
The magical circular rings represent the cycle of life...
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hototo
Responsible for preparing food and is one of the most important war Kachinas...
 

 
 
 
 
 
Hummingbird
A brilliant impersonator during winter and spring dances...
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Kokopelli
The well-known hunched back flute player who brings rain and attracts women...
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lizard
An advisor in uniting sweethearts...
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Medicine Man
Possesses the power to cure and prevent sickness...

 

 
 

 

 
Morning Singer
Represents early morning or dawn...
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
Mudhead
Acts as a clown amusing the audience...
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Ogre
There are several types of Ogre Kachinas...
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Man
This ancient Kachina possesses knowledge for growing crops...
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Owl
Symbolizes intelligence, wisdom and a good hunt...
 
 

 
 
 
Rainbow
Stands for peace and harmony between tribes...
 
 
 

 
 
 
Red Tail Hawk
A mystical Kachina which is rarely seen...
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Road Runner
Dances for the gods to bring rain which is essential for the growth of crops...
 
 
 

 

 

Snow
Responsible for bringing cold weather and snow...
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Sunface
Represents the spirit of the sun...
 

 

 
 
 
Warrior
A very important war Kachina...
 
 

 

 
 
White Cloud
Brings moisture to the crops...
 
 
 
 
 

         

 
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