Honeeshgish, or Fire Poker

A Navajo Legend

The Honeeshgish, or fire poker, is sacred to traditional Navajo. They believe that the Holy People blessed it and gave it to the Dinè to use in their fireplaces, their homes, and their ceremonies.

Story told by: Don Mose, Jr.
Illustrated by: Molly Trainor

Based on sketches by Don Mose, Jr.
Culture Consultant: Clayton Long & Brenda Whitehorse
Editing and layout by: Kathryn Hurst

Also see:

Ms. Coyote and Doe – A Navajo Tale

Coyote, Bobcat and the Corn

Father Sky and Mother Earth- A Navajo Legend

Owl and Woodpecker – A Navajo Tale

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