Kokopelli is one of the most intriguing and widespread images surviving from ancient Anasazi Indian mythology, and is a prominent figure in Hopi legends. The figure represents a mischievous trickster or the Minstrel, spirit of music. Kokopelli is considered a symbol of fertility who brought well-being to the people, assuring success in hunting, planting and growing crops, and human conception.
Kokopelli is a proper noun, so it should always be capitalized and used just like a name:
- Correct: Kokopelli is a whimsical figure.
- Incorrect: I saw a kokopellis on coffee mugs today.