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Ghosts And Spirits
Descriptions of ghosts and spirits throughout the world.

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Kachina


The ancestor spirits of the Pueblo Indians in North America, these were associated with all parts of daily life and in certain festivals, were played by dancers wearing feathered masks. The Hopi Indians also believed in kachinas, considering them to be the souls of virtuous dead people. They exist in the spirit world for half the year, then return to the Hopi from winter to midsummer. There are over three hundred different kachinas, each with its individual personality and mask.