Underground chambers made by the Anasazi Indians of the American Southwest, where they performed religious ceremonies. The Kiva stands for the place and process of emergence. According to their mythology, the first people lived underground, but eventually migrated to the surface. Kivas come in many sizes and can hold just a few people, or an entire village.

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  • Kiva —   [indianisch] die, / s, Bezeichnung für eingetiefte runde oder rechteckige Kultstätten der Puebloindianer im Südwesten der USA; in ihnen wurden Zeremonien vorbereitet, Altäre errichtet und Götterfiguren aufgestellt. Die Kiva entstanden aus dem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kiva — Ki va, n. [Hopi name, sacred chamber.] A large chamber built under, or in, the houses of a Pueblo village, used as an assembly room in religious rites or as a men s dormitory. It is commonly lighted and entered from an opening in the roof.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kiva — ● kiva nom féminin (mot hopi) Chambre cérémonielle, secrète, semi souterraine, caractéristique des villages pueblos …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kiva — ☆ kiva [kē′və ] n. [Hopi] in a Pueblo Indian dwelling, a large room used for religious and other purposes …   English World dictionary

  • KIVA — Infobox Broadcast call letters = KIVA (Defunct) station station slogan = station branding = analog = 11 (VHF) digital = other chs = affiliations = founded = February 26 1953 Ceased operations January 31 1970 airdate = October 8 1953 location =… …   Wikipedia

  • Kiva — A kiva is a room used by modern Puebloans for religious rituals, many of them associated with the kachina belief system. Among the modern Hopi and most other Pueblo peoples, kivas are square walled and above ground, and are used for spiritual… …   Wikipedia

  • kiva — /kee veuh/, n. a large chamber, often wholly or partly underground, in a Pueblo Indian village, used for religious ceremonies and other purposes. [1870 75, Amer.; < Hopi kíva (ki house + unidentified element)] * * * Underground chamber of the… …   Universalium

  • Kiva —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Kiva (organisation philanthropique).  Kiva au Bandelier National Monument. Une kiva est une pièce, en général de plan circulaire et semi enterrée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kiva — Cliff Palace/Mesa Verde Nationalpark, im Vordergrund eine Kiva Eine Kiva ist ein Zeremonien und Versammlungsraum der Pueblo Kulturen. Das Wort selbst stammt aus der Sprache der Hopi. Zu einem Pueblo gehören meist mehrere Kivas, eine große für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kiva — Este artículo se refiere al concepto arqueológico. Para la organización sin ánimo de lucro, véase Kiva (Organización). Gran Kiva en el Cañón del Chaco Nuevo México. La kiva es una habitación circular excavada en el suelo y recubierta de un techo …   Wikipedia Español

  • kiva — Cámara subterránea de las aldeas de los indios pueblo, del sudoeste de EE.UU., notable por los murales que decoran sus paredes. Un agujero pequeño en el piso, llamado sípapu, sirve como el lugar simbólico del origen de la tribu. Aunque el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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