Anasazi Hogan
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Coronado tells us that the Hopi and Pueblo Indians worshiped water. They told Coronado that water makes that corn grow and it sustains life. He was told that their ancestors had always worshiped water. It is also likely that the ancient Anasazi practiced animism. Animism is a religious concept in which animals and objects of nature have souls. There are two amazing Anasazi religious shrines in Bandelier National Park. The Stone Lion Shrine features two six foot long crouching mountain lions carved from volcanic tuff. In Pueblo religion the mountain lion provides spiritual assistance to hunters. The other shrine is called Painted Cave. It has paintings of kachina figures and masks, monster type figures, various animal figures, clouds and lightning, and men on horseback.