Angwusnasomtaka

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In Hopi mythology, Angwusnasomtaka, also known as Tümas, is a kachina (a spirit represented by a masked doll). She is a wuya, one of the chief kachinas and is considered the mother of all the and all the kachinas. She led the initiation rites for new children, whipping them with yucca whips. In English, she is known as Crow Mother. Her trusted helper is Eototo. Her sons are the black and blue Tüngwups, who lead the initiation rites. Angwusnasomtaka means Man With Crow Wings Tied On, while Tümas, her second name, means Crow Mother.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theresa Bane. Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology. p 23.