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Look West: Kokopelli

According to legend, Kokopelli, a magical figure with a hump on his back, used to wander from pueblo to pueblo across the American West, playing sweet music to everyone---and also playing Don Juan among the women. Possibly this legend began with a real man, perhaps a trader carrying a pack. Sometimes, when his image appears in pre-Columbian rock art and pottery, Kokopelli is clearly a fertility symbol. He also represents the coming of spring, the spirit of celebration, and the joy of music. On another level, he is a traveling salesman with a roving eye, the hero, or villain of many stories, some not suitable for prime time. His musical instrument may actually have been a nose flute, and the purported contents of his bulging pack include seeds, rain, clouds, rainbows, songs. . .and babies.

ISBN:9781887896634
Author: Lawrence Cheek
Price:$12.95
Binding:Cloth