Zidqhmy

From The SpiritWiki

The Zidqhmy is the Otomi term for Guide Network. The Zidqhmy are "supernatural humans who have the closest social relationship with humans."[1] Zidqhmy help shamans in their healing work.

Syncretic Terms

Guide Network > Antiguas, Grandfather, Grandmother, Little People, Rai, Vu, Zidqhmy

Notes

The Otomi suggest that the Zidqhmy should be respected and honoured for the assistance they bring.[2]

The Otomi associated Zidqhmy with Catholic saints and helpers. Compare to the Antiguas.

Footnotes

  1. Dow, James. The Shaman’s Touch. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, 1986. p. 25.
  2. Dow, James. The Shaman’s Touch. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, 1986. p. 25.
References
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