Hopi Sun Wall Hanging by JHoyungwa
August 21, 2017 marks an age-old visual event that the Hopi Ancestors have witnessed over the thousands of years on this North American continent. Hopi oral stories and traditions tell us of these celestial events and meaning.
It is up to each Hopi individual if they will view the eclipse in this day and age. The Sun (Dawa) and the Moon (Muuya) are two major deities in the Hopi Way of Life.
Hopi Dawa Sun Wicker Plaque
The Hopi Cultural Preservation Office provides traditional advice to the Hopi people like this:
“The Hopi Tradition is that the Sun and Moon piggyback “naa ik wil ta” the other to advise each other of the State of Life of the universe”, including life on the Blue Planet. “After the deities fulfill their duty, they part and continue to lead our daily lives. Hopi teachings advise to…
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