Hakaz Estsan (“Cold Woman”) is the Navajo Goddess of Winter and of cold weather in general. Her main area of influence is the far north. In Navajo belief it is recognized that without this goddess the world would become too hot, causing all living things to die and the oceans, rivers and lakes to boil away. She is depicted naked sitting in the snow. Her tears are the sleet and snow that falls from the sky.
The lady of the north, Jack's aunt, she lives far north where barely anyone ever visits. She hides away a great secret. She hides Jack's elder sister who is believed to be dead and protects her from her younger sister's wraths.