Song of the Rain Chant
The Navajo ceremonies are called "Chants." This is a song from the "Water, or Rain, Chant." The Navajos tell of the Male-Rain and of the Female-Rain. The Male-Rain is the Storm, with thunder and lightning; The Female-Rain is the gentle shower. The two Rains meet on the mountains, and from their union springs all vegetation upon the earth. The Rain-Mountain is a distant mountain west of Zuni, and it is the home of the Rain-Youth, one of the divine Beings. The Rain-Youth made the rain-songs and gave them to the Navajos. This song tells of him with the rain feathers in his hair, coming with the rain, down from the Rain-Mountain, through the corn, amid the song of swallows chirping with joy of the rain, and through the pollen which covers him, so that the Rain-Youth himself is hidden, and only a mist is seen, The Navajos say that it is well to be covered with holy pollen, for such pollen is an emblem of peace.
Song of the Rain-Chant: