Kachinas: Messenger of Gods In Hopi Legends Who Came From Outer Space In Flying Shields


The Hopi Indians are a Native American tribe that has been living in Arizona for thousands of years. The place is famous for the Grand Canyon, a beautiful desert area. According to the Hopi legends, the Gods directed them there and built stone apartment complexes. From the ancient Hopi, there are several stone complexes, the so-called pueblo. Near their houses, the Hopi grew corn, beans, and pumpkins on the dry, rocky ground. The Hopi language is similar to the Aztec language.

The sun plays an important role in the Hopi culture but they also worship Nature. The Hopi are known primarily for their stone tablets, which supposedly contain predictions of the future. There is another revered group among Hopis, the “Kachinas” (known as Kyápchina in ancient times), spirits of ancestors, and some other beings, with good and bad powers. For those who believe in the theory of paleocontact, the legend of Kachinas is really significant.

Kachina dolls
Drawings of kachina dolls, Plate 11 from an 1894 anthropology book Dolls of the Tusayan Indians by Jesse Walter Fewkes.

The origin of the Kachinas remains a profound mystery for scholars. No one knows where they come from, but according to local legends of the Hopi, the Kachinas are benevolent spiritual beings who came to the Hopi tribe through the underworld.

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In the Hopi culture, the meaning of Kachina is a “carrier of life” which could be anything that exists in the natural world. The life of Hopis is mostly centered around the legendary Kachinas, whom they call “highly respected knowing ones” or “Watchers,” which became part of their everyday life. For the native American tribe Zuni, Kachinas are the Gods who came down from heaven, leading the Zunis to Earth.

There are three different aspects that make the Kachina concept: “the supernatural being, the kachina dancers (masked members of the community who represent kachinas at religious ceremonies), and kachina dolls, small dolls carved in the likeness of kachinas given as gifts to children.”

The masked individuals represent the Hopi legend of the return of these spirit beings (Kachinas) every year. The pueblos Indians celebrate the Kachinas’ arrival on Earth by organizing a ceremony when they dress in traditional costumes. The colorful masks worn by them during the ceremony represent the bringers of life. According to ancient astronaut theorists, the Kachina masks and costumes resembles a type of suit that reflected the appearance of the otherworldly visitors.

“The Hopi remember three worlds.
The First World, Tokpela, was destroyed by fire.
The Second World, Tókpa, was destroyed by a pole shift and a subsequent ice age.
The Third World, Kuskurza/Kásskara, was destroyed by water.”

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But there is a fourth world, according to the “Book of Hopi

” by Frank Waters that we currently inhabit. Hopi said that they had been brought to the fourth world by the Kachinas because they obeyed the laws since the first world. Austrian NASA engineer Josef F. Blumrich once asked the Hopi where the Kachinas had come from. They looked at the sky and pointed at the Ursae Majoris (Polar Bear star constellation). The tribe believed that the Kachinas had come from another planetary system.

In his book, “Kásskara und die sieben Welten (Kásskara and the Seven Worlds), Blumrich explained: “The Kachinas can be visible, but sometimes they are invisible. They come to us from outer space. They do not come from our own planetary system, but from other planets far away. It would take generations for our astronauts to get there. The Hopi name for these planets is Tóonáotakha; this means that they belong closely together, not in a physical sense, but in a spiritual sense, because all their inhabitants have the same responsibility, they all work closely together.”

The Kachinas are very advanced in terms of technology. They are able to travel long distances within seconds and their ship operates with magnetic force even when orbiting the Earth. Interestingly, the Kachinas are categorized into different ranks according to their abilities. The most important Kachinas are called Wú’yas, which means deity but they are the only lower-class gods that communicated with humans while others are creators.

The stories of star children are quite common in the Hopi and other Native American cultures. According to Brian Burkhart, a professor of American studies at California State University, a star and a human being joined together and a child was born from that union. When the child reached age six, the tribe knew the visitors from the sky could return for them. If not, they would sometimes become tribal elders, even at a young age.

Hopi petroglyphs
Hopi petroglyphs site at the Grand Canyon, USA

Ancient Origins writes: “According to the Hopi’s traditions, the survivors of the flood of the previous world, spread into different places under the guidance of Maasau, by following his sign in the skys. When Maasau landed he drew a petroglyph showing a lady riding on a ‘ship without wings’ in the shape of a dome. This petroglyph symbolized the day of purification when the true Hopi will fly to other planets in those ships without wings.

Either ‘flying shields’ or ‘ships without wings’, the message is clear. Identifying something using such descriptions clearly refers to what today we know as unidentified flying objects.”


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