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Prominent in the origin lore of the Zunis, Shiwanokia, or Mother-Moon, is the main consort of the god Shiwani. Known as the priestess of fertility, Shiwanokia created principle beings from her own saliva. Rubbing her hands together, suds overflowed to form the mountains and seas, rivers, deserts, forests, fauna and flora of the earth.

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