Ahola Mana

December 12th, 2008 by sabrina

Ahola Mana is the Hopi Kachina of the Soyal Ceremony, celebrated at the winter solstice. The ceremony is intended to turn the sun back from its winter course and bring life back to the land. Ahola Mana and her associated male Kachina, Ahola, travel from house to house and mark the outer walls with corn meal. The women of the house take seeds from the basket that Ahola Mana holds. Her name means “divine germination maiden.”

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