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Yolkai Estasan

by Dr Anthony E. Smart
The earth goddess of the Navaho who is associated with seasons and the land, similar to Estanatlehi. The sister of the turquoise-sky goddess Estanatlehi, she was a Navaho moon goddess. Called "white shell woman" because she was made from abalone, Yolkai Estsan ruled the dawn and the ocean; she was also creator of fire and maize.

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  • Also known as:
    Yolkai Estsan
  • Etymology:
    White Shell Woman

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