Estanatlehi

North American - Earth-goddess and goddess of time of the Navaho. Daughter of Naestan and Yadilyil. Sister of Yolkai Estsan. Wife of Tsohanoai. Mother of Nayenezgani and Tobadzistsini. She was created by the Yei from turquoise and found on a mountain by Tsohanoai. Hastehogan and Hasteyalti fed her on pollen so that she was fully matured in eighteen days. She produced from maize-flour a man and a woman to serve as the ancestors of each of the eight tribes and then became the goddess of Sunsetland. In another version she made men and women from pieces of her own skin and became queen of the underworld or made Yolkai Estsan from flakes of dry skin from under her breasts. She was said to rejuvenate herself when she grew old. Some say that she is the same as Changing Woman. In some accounts, referred to as Estanatlehi, Estsanatlehi, Estsanatlehi, Turquoise Woman, Turquoise Woman, Yolkai Estsan, Yolkai Estsan, White Painted Woman, White Shell Woman, Yolkai Estan, Yolkaiaisn, White Painted Woman, Goddess of Sunsetland Turquoise Woman or Goddess of Sunsetland Turquoise Woman.

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