Talk:Wupatki National Monument

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Spiritual guardians[edit]

Does this need an "attention from an expert" tag? Because I seriously doubt the Hopi would consider the deceased inhabitants of Wupatki to remain on as "spiritual guardians"; from what I know of their afterlife beliefs dead people only stay around when something is wrong, I'm pretty sure they're supposed to go to the afterlife and never return (I think the afterlife might be connected with the Emergence thing, like it is with the Navajo). Do the Hopi have any ancestor-worship as such? Reverence for ancestors and traditions isn't the same thing. Nagakura shin8 (talk) 10:42, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

The statement in question is documented on the National Park Service website. I know very little about the Hopi and their beliefs but I think you should have a reliable source that supports you contention before the statement is removed. –droll [chat] 20:06, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
I didn't say a word about removing the statement, I said the article needs attention from an expert. Obviously, I'm only bothering an expert because I don't have such a source myself. Nagakura shin8 (talk) 07:13, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

It is my understanding that because of the blow hole the Hopi connote spiritual significance to the site, but the significance is associated with the breath of the gods not the previous inhabitants. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:45, 26 March 2013 (UTC)