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Rabbit Zuni Fetish Meaning

Friday, February 19, 2016 8:15 AM

If you collect Zuni fetishes, you may have a rabbit in your collection. Rabbits are not, however, traditional fetishes in Zuni culture. They have become popular through trade with other tribes and requests of collectors. In Zuni culture a fetish represents the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone. What is the Rabbit Zuni Fetish meaning? Because the rabbit is usually prey for other animals it may represents facing one's fears. Rabbits are also known for their abundant procreation and therefore can be associated with fertility and birthing.

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Sheep Ram Zuni Fetish Meaning

Friday, February 19, 2016 8:12 AM

If you have a collection of Zuni fetishes including sheep or a ram you may be curious what it means. What is the Sheep Ram Zuni Fetish Meaning? A sheep, mountain goat, big horned sheep or ram is used to increase the size of a herd. These also represent a sense of self-worth.

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Turtle Zuni Fetish Meaning

Friday, February 19, 2016 8:10 AM

If you have a turtle or tortoise fetish you may wonder what it represents or why it is significant. What is the Turtle Zuni Fetish Meaning? The turtle is the oldest symbol of Mother Earth and represents longevity and is used for healing. Some believe that the possession of a turtle fetish allows one to defy death. He also represents water, which in the high dessert climate of Zuni is a precious commodity.

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Frog Zuni Fetish Meaning

Friday, February 19, 2016 8:07 AM

Fetishes are an important part in Zuni tradition and culture. In Zuni culture a fetish represents the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone. The Frog is believed to be able to petition the spirits to bring forth abundant rain. In Zuni, New Mexico this is a very important thing because the climate is arid, considered "high desert." This is one of the most common fetishes found today, and one of the oldest dating types of fetishes. What is the Frog Zuni Fetish Meaning? The Frog also represents fertility. It is said that keeping a frog fetish next to the bed will allow a woman to become pregnant.

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Owl Zuni Fetish Meaning

Friday, February 19, 2016 8:05 AM

In Zuni culture a fetish represents the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone. It is believed that fetishes require a meal of cornmeal and ground turquoise occasionally.. Fetishes may be kept in a clay pot as it is the tradition. However, collectors usually like to keep theirs somewhere where they can be admired and enjoyed. If you add an owl to your collection you may be wondering what it represents and why it is significant. What is the Owl Zuni Fetish Meaning?

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