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This stick figure man, with a hump on his back seemed always to cast a good feeling; His magic perhaps, taken out of his pack would comfort the sick and do healing. All who know the mystery of Kokopelli's play, Sense the future that is on it's way. Kokopelli's image varies as much as the legends about him, but he is generally depicted as a hunch-back flute player in a dancing pose with a festive crest on his head, and sometimes exhibiting male genitalia of exaggerated size.Whatever his talents, they surely were grand, a fact no one cares to refute, As people would come from afar in the land, to hear Kokopelli's sweet flute. Listen for the simple beauty of the flute, It hearkens the truth and enlightens the route. Images painted on ceramics ten centuries ago by the Hohokam (Arizona Pueblo) have become the prototype for modern representations.
Legend also has it that the flute playing also symbolized the transition of winter to spring.
Whatever the true meaning of Kokopelli is, he has been a source of music making and dancing, and spreading joy to those around him.
Even today, Kokopelli, with his hunchback and flute, is always welcome in our homes.
Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans.
Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest. One of which is that he traveled from village to village bringing the changing of winter to spring; melting the snow and bringing about rain for a successful harvest.