Bear Zuni Fetish Meaning
In Zuni culture a fetish represents the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone. What is the Bear Zuni Fetish Meaning? The Bear is the guardian and master of the west. His fetish represents healing and protection. The Bear is associated with the color blue and known for his curative powers. Though all bears are healers, white bears are particularly powerful. Characteristics associated with bears include strength, courage, adaptability, healing and spiritual communion.
Zuni believe that the Bear is invaluable if you are faced with change and transition. It can be your ally when you are attempting to resolve conflict, forgive yourself or others for errors of the past, or when you are faced with new challenges in your spiritual path. The Bear guides introspection and self-reflection.
There are six sacred directions, each guarded by a prey god (North - Mountain Lion; West - Bear; South - Badger; East - Wolf; Above - Eagle; Below - Mole). It is believed that the hearts of the great animals of prey are infused with a spirit of magic over the hearts of the animals they prey upon. The prey gods are given high rank among the gods. Because of this, their fetishes are greatly esteemed as mediators between people and the animals they represent.