Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé

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Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé (Athabaskan pronunciation: [àsʦã́ː nátˡèːhé]) (also spelled Ahsonnutli, Estsanatlehi, and Etsanatlehi in older sources),[1] meaning "the woman who changes",[2] is one of the creation spirits of the Navajo. She helped create the sky and the earth.[3] In English sources she is usually named Changing Woman.[3]

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  1. ^ Young & Morgan. The Navajo Language. A Grammar and Colloquial Dictionary. University of New Mexico Press. Albuquerque, NM: 1987.
  2. ^ Matthews, Washington (2002) [1897]. Navaho legends. University of Utah Press. p. 34. 
  3. ^ a b Klah, Hasteen; Wheelwright, Mary C. (2008) [1942]. Navajo Creation Myth: The Story of the Emergence. Forgotten Books. p. 17. ISBN 1-6050-6902-7.