Nata'aska; Big Mouth Ogre


Nata´aska is an uncle in the ogre family and a chief or Mongkatsina. These katsinam always appear during the procession of ogres at the beginning of Powamuya. They stand in pairs at the back of the crowd, growling and dragging their saws on the ground, stamping the ground furiously, and impatiently waiting to be fed. As they dance and sing, they tell children they will eat them and chew their bones and no one will see them again. (45-25-10/28869)


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