Kokopelli meaning

kōkō-pĕlē
A Hopi kachina having a hunchback and an enlarged phallus and associated with fertility.
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A figure of a flute player, often depicted as a hunchback and originally appearing in Southwestern rock art and pottery.
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Origin of kokopelli

  • Hopi kookopölö hunchbacked Hopi kachina, humpbacked species of robber fly (later applied by non-Hopi anthropologists to images of flute players common in Southwestern rock art) kooko- of unknown meaning (perhaps akin to Zuni kokko kachina) pölö lump, hump

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition