(noun)Any of numerous deified ancestralspirits of the Pueblopeoples, believed to residein the pueblo for part of eachyear.
(noun) A maskeddancer believed to embody a particularspirit during a religiousceremony.
(noun) A carveddollin the costume of a particularspirit,usuallypresentedas a gift to a child.
Use "kachina" in a sentence
"The word kachina is a little confusing since it refers to the dolls, which have no power."
"Phoenix's character chooses to live life in the Nevada desert as a hermit making Navajo kachina dolls that he believes have magical powers (a kachina is a spirit in western Pueblo cosmology and religious practices)."
""ka", part of the word kachina, the Hopi spirits, of which Masau'u was one."