Hayicanako

September 21st, 2008 by sabrina

I was poking around the web earlier today, looking to replace my old “Broom Parking Only” sign, and I came across a couple of websites that talk about “found” Goddesses.  Since I am a committed worshipper, I absolutely love The Charge of the Goddess Caffeina and the description of the prayers of her priests, such as “Grande Latte Skinny No Foam.” Check them out when you have a chance!

Hayicanako is the Tlingit Goddess of natural order. She is a giantess who lives in a mountain, where she holds up a column that supports the earth. When she gets hungry, she loses her concentration and the column starts to quiver, causing earthquakes. Her hunger can be fed by her worshippers throwing fat into their fires. Another version says that earthquakes happen when Raven jostles her arm and tries to make her lose her grip. Hayicanako’s name, which means “Old Woman Underneath Us,” is also seen as Hayicanak.

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1 response about “Hayicanako”

  1. AnnaPerenna said:

    Oh dear sabina! Such hilarious found Goddesses!! Just found this link and have been cracking up since!

    The goddess of column under the earth is also top fascinating!
    Thanks 🙂