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In Hopi and Zuni dance rituals, , also known as Huhuwa and Tithu, is the Kachina of the hummingbird.

The Hummingbird was, and is, an important bird in puebloan cultures. Hopi legend speaks of the Hummingbird as intervening on behalf of the Hopi people to convince the gods to bring rain. Even today Hummingbird feathers are highly prized and used ceremonially and in dance costumes. All Hummingbird Kachinas are depicted with a green mask and green moccasins. Hú dolls are carved from the root of the cottonwood tree.

During traditional ceremonies, the Hú dancer bobs while dancing and calls like a bird. His songs are prayers for rain to wet freshly planted crops in the spring, and women reward him with baskets of flowers; then they scatter to find him more flowers so the rain won't be scared away like a hummingbird might be scared away by a crowd.

The Hú dancer appears in both winter and spring ceremonies as well as the summer night dances in a lesser role.

These dances are often performed in underground ceremonial rooms which are only opened for the Hú dance.

Hu (mythology)

Hu (), in ancient Egypt, was the deification of the first word, the word of creation, that Atum was said to have exclaimed upon ejaculating or, alternatively, his self-castration, in his masturbatory act of creating the Ennead.

Hu is mentioned already in the Old Kingdom Pyramid texts (PT 251, PT 697) as companion of the deceased pharaoh. Together with Sia, he was depicted in the retinue of Thoth, with whom he was also occasionally identified.

In the Middle Kingdom, all gods participated in Hu and Sia, and were associated with Ptah who created the universe by uttering the word of creation. Hu was depicted in human shape, as a falcon, or as a man with a ram's head.

In the New Kingdom, both Hu and Sia together with Heke, Irer and Sedjem were members of the fourteen creative powers of Amun-Ra. By the time of Ptolemaic Egypt, Hu had merged with Shu (air).

Hu (surname)

Hu (胡) is a Chinese surname. In 2006, it was the 15th most common surname in China. In 2013, it was the 13th most common in China, with 13.7 million Chinese sharing this surname.

Some other less-common surnames pronounced Hu include 瓠, 護, 戶, 扈, 虎, 呼, 忽, 斛 and 壶. In Cantonese, “胡” is also pronounced as "Wu" or "Woo"

Hu (Sufism)

Hu or Huwa is a name for God in Sufism. Literally, Hebrew and Arabic for the English pronoun "He".

In Sufism Hu or Huwa is the pronoun used with Allah or God, and is used as a name of God. Allah Hu means "God, Just He!" In Arabic Allah means God and with Hu, as an intensive added to Allah, means "God himself." Hu is also found in the Islamic credo La Ilaha Ila Allah Hu: "There is no God but Allah," or in Sufi interpretation "There is no reality, except God", or in La Ilaha Ila Huwa meaning "There is no god but He".

Hu (vessel)

hu ( Chinese: 壺; pinyin: hú) is a type of wine vessel that has a pear-shaped cross-section. Its body swells and flares into a narrow neck, creating S-shaped profile. While it is similar to you vessel, hu usually has a longer body and neck. The shape of hu probably derives from its ceramic prototype prior to the Shang dynasty (1600-1045 BC). They usually have handles on the top or rings attached to each side of neck. Many extant hu lack lids while those excavated in such tombs as Fu Hao's indicate that this type of vessel might be originally made with lids. Although it is more often to see hu having a circular body, there also appears hu in square and flat rectangular forms, called fang hu and bian hu 1 in Chinese. In addition, hu often came to be found in a pair or in a set together with other types of vessels. As wine had played an important part in the Shang ritual, the hu vessel might be placed in the grave of an ancestor as part of ritual in order to ensure a good relationship with ancestor's spirit.

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hu

a. (context neologism English) their (qualifier: singular). {{non-gloss definition|Gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, coordinate with (term: his) and (term: her).}} pron. (context neologism English) they (qualifier: singular). {{non-gloss definition|gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns (term: he) and (term: she).}}

Usage examples of "hu".

It was nestled in the green foothills of the Carag Huim, the Mountains of the Moon, that bounded Elyria on the west.

The beauty and, peace of the Carag Huim and the dry, clear air were healing for my lungs if not my spirit, and they enabled me to face Alfrigg and his cohorts with equanimity.

For centuries men had attempted to conquer the heart of the Carag Huim, but found no passage save those to the south of Catania or far to the north in the realm of frozen wastes.

Every man who claimed to have found a way into those mountains had been proved a charlatan, and it was widely accepted that the gods intended for us to contemplate such awesome works as the Carag Huim from a respectful distance.

I had a single clue as to where we were bound and how in the name of heaven they had managed to find this passage into the Carag Huim.

Exploring deeper into the Carag Huim, we found the caves where they slept and the valleys where they played.

But he brought her into the Carag Huim, and she tried very hard to get control.

The crags of the Carag Huim were just beginning to take shape in the predawn stillness, and the rolling snowfield of the meadow was taking on a life separate from the dark line of trees to the south and west and the rocky heights to the north and east.

The clan knows the Elhim sanctuary is in the Carag Huim, but not exactly where.

Though the peaks and high valleys still wore their smooth mantles of white, spring was lurking in the Carag Huim.

Since leaving the mountains of the Carag Huim, we had been working our way toward Vallior and the large dragon camps of central Elyria, staying on back roads, avoiding cities and people and the persistent Ridemark patrols.

According to Davyn, Narim had been poking around in it, and according to the journal map, it was somewhere in the mountains of the Carag Huim.

That was partly why Kemal had thrown in his lot with NEO and the free Earth movement, Huer knew.

Rogers had known that Kemal would need watching in the political climate of Earth that was increasingly hostile to off-worlders, and Huer was just the one to play guardian angel to the young Mercurian.

Besides all the obvious political motives, Huer also rather liked Kemal.