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Tahquitz
« on: May 29, 2021, 08:31:41 PM »
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Who or what is a Tahquitz? How do you say it?

Tahquitz (pronounced TAH-KWITS) is the name of a powerful shaman that was banished from the Cahuilla Indian tribe, a Native American group from the desert. The legend goes that Mukat, creator of all things, created Tahquitz as the first and most powerful shaman to do good for humanity. Over time, Tahquitz misbehaved more and more, until finally he was banished from the tribe.

He was sent into exile in a nearby canyon nestled in the San Jacinto mountains, now called Tahquitz Canyon, which is where Tahquitz rock is located. The spirit of Tahquitz is said to be responsible for rock fall, thunder, storms, floods, and just plain bad luck.
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Re: Tahquitz
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 04:06:42 PM »
Yeah, so?  I got out.  And my luck is my own business!
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Re: Tahquitz
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 04:15:01 PM »
I think it's actually pronounced TAH-kwish.  But for our purposes here it sounds like TAH-keetz.  Also, don't squeeze the shaman.
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Re: Tahquitz
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 12:31:24 AM »
I think it's actually pronounced TAH-kwish.  But for our purposes here it sounds like TAH-keetz.  Also, don't squeeze the shaman.


Heh, in my head I've always abbreviated it to Tahz. :p
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